International workshop of acoustic and seismic monitoring of bedload and mass movements
||04th Sep. 2013
||07th Sep. 2013
||Dieter Rickenmann, Jonathan Laronne, Jens Turowski, Damia Vericat
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The difficulties in directly monitoring traction processes - bedload and mass movements - have prompted research into surrogate monitoring technologies, among which acoustic methods (geophones, hydrophones, ADCPs) are presently most developed, as demonstrated in the 2007 International Bedload Surrogate Monitoring Workshop held in Minneapolis. Since then it is apparent that acoustic techniques have been further developed with increasing interesting results in seismics. Hence, the objectives of this workshop are to (1) present first-hand principles of acoustics and seismics, (2) discuss first-hand signal processing techniques relevant to surrogate monitoring of bedload and mass movements, (3) consider calibration issues, and (4) describe monitoring methods that have been recently developed or improved. Workshop topics will encompass surrogate monitoring of bedload transport (river and coastal), debris flows, snow avalanches, landslides and rock avalanches with acoustic and seismic devices. Invited and submitted presentations will concentrate on research using acoustic and some relevant seismic methods. Workshop’s provisional timetable is:
Bedload basket sampler at the Erlenbach stream.
Oral and poster presentations 4 - 5 Sept. 2013
Field trip 1: 6 Sept. 2013
Bedload transport and geophone measurements in the Erlenbach (Alptal valley, near Zürich)
Field trip 2: 7 Sept. 2013
Debris-flow monitoring installations in the Illgraben (Rhone valley, near Sion)
The workshop (entirely in English) will consist of several sessions, covering acoustic principles and signal processing (oral presentations by keynote speakers), and several surrogate monitoring methods for bedload and mass movements (oral presentations by solicited speakers). In addition, poster presentations will allow discussion of further studies related to the monitoring of traction processes.
Poster presentations (update: submission deadline postponed):
We invite potential participants to submit an abstract of a poster presentation (download abstract template here), which should be submitted before 15 June 2013 to:
Registration for the Workshop should be made via the Conference website.
The third announcement with the full programme (oral and poster presentations) will be posted in summer.
Conference fees, including two lunches and social dinner for 4 and 5 Sept. and lunch for field trips, are:
CHF 350.- for regular participants
CHF 200.- for students
CHF 70.- for field trip 1 (Erlenbach)
CHF 100.- for field trip 2 (Illgraben)
Dieter Rickenmann (WSL Birmensdorf, Switzerland), firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Laronne (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel), email@example.com
Jens Turowski (WSL Birmensdorf, Switzerland), firstname.lastname@example.org
Damia Vericat (University of Lleida, Spain), email@example.com
Dieter Rickenmann, Carlos Wyss: Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL,
Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements, CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland