10th International Conference on Geomorphology
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Impact of basic weather conditions on rock falling 

Ela Šegina and Mateja Jemec Auflič
Ela Šegina and Mateja Jemec Auflič
  • Geological Survey of Slovenia, Geological information centre, Slovenia (mateja.jemec-auflic@geo-zs.si)

A relative rarity of large rockfall events makes relevant statistical analysis of the potential meteorological influencing factors extremely difficult. Opposite, small rockfall events occur daily and are well evidenced by the state infrastructure agency. In one year, 2.623 such small rockfall events were evidenced along the 2.348 km long road network of the Republic of Slovenia. A dense network of 280 national meteorological stations provided daily weather data for the analysis of the correlation between rock falling events and weather conditions. We present the results of the extensive statistical analysis of the rockfall data and analyse the impact of the basic meteorological parameters, such as temperature oscillation and precipitation evidenced at the nearest meteorological station, on the occurrence of small-scale rock falling on the national scale.  

How to cite: Šegina, E. and Jemec Auflič, M.: Impact of basic weather conditions on rock falling , 10th International Conference on Geomorphology, Coimbra, Portugal, 12–16 Sep 2022, ICG2022-337, https://doi.org/10.5194/icg2022-337, 2022.