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Changes in climate patterns and their association to natural hazard distribution in South Tyrol (Eastern Italian Alps)

New paper - Changes in climate patterns and their association to natural hazard distribution in South Tyrol (Eastern Italian Alps)The impacts of climate change play out through extreme and “abnormal” weather.  

In mountainous areas, extreme meteorological events are becoming more frequent, such as the 2018 Vaia storm in the Italian Alps. By triggering landslides or debris flows, these events can pose a potentially increasing hazard for human life and infrastructure.

In a new paper, published in Nature Scientific Reports, ESA research fellow, Romy Schlögel, uses satellite-derived climate data records and new Earth Observation measurements from high return rate satellites such as the Copernicus Sentinels to investigate the spatio-temporalevolution of climatic and natural hazard events recorded in South Tyrol, Italy as well as potential relations between meteorological conditions and the hazard occurrence.

Reference: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61615-w