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LTER NoeSLIDE (Emerging)

Operator: University of Vienna
Contact: Thomas Glade

Site description

Landslides (translational and rotational slides, debris flows, rock avalanches, rock falls, etc.) rank among the most common natural hazards in Lower Austria. As these processes often inherit sporadic phases of activity, it is essential to generate specific long-term measurement series, enabling the analysis of surface and sub-surface dynamics in connection with potential triggering factors. Therefore, in 2014 the project “NoeSLIDE – Monitoring diverse types of landslides in Lower Austria” was initiated. Three subsites are summarized under the parent site "LTER NoeSLIDE".where various types of landslide processes, Hofermühle (complex earth slide - earth flow), Gresten (Salcher landslide) and Brandstatt are monitored with "classic" as well as novel approaches. This includes surface and subsurface monitoring systems. The main research aims comprise implementation of long-term monitoring systems (10+ years) for continuous observation of gravitational mass movements, testing of novel and innovative methods on multiple locations and data availability in a WebGIS application for simple online analyses for authorized users.

Location Hofermuehle


  • Marr, P., Jiménez Donato, Y. A., Carraro, E., Kanta, R., & Glade, T. (2023). The Role of Historical Data to Investigate Slow-Moving Landslides by Long-Term Monitoring Systems in Lower Austria. Land, 12(3), 659.

  • Stumvoll, M. J., Schmaltz, E. M., Kanta, R., Roth, H., Grall, B., Luhn, J., Orozco, A. F.,  & Glade, T. (2022). Exploring the dynamics of a complex, slow-moving landslide in the Austrian Flysch Zone with 4D surface and subsurface information. CATENA, 214, 106203.

  • Stumvoll, M. J., Konzett, M., Schmaltz, E. M., & Glade, T. (2022). Application of UAS to Detect Infrequent and Local Large-Scale Surficial Displacements: Critical Examples from the Fields of Landslide and Erosion Research. In sUAS Applications in Geography (pp. 203-233). Springer.

  • Orozco, A. F., Steiner, M., Katona, T., Roser, N., Moser, C., Stumvoll, M. J., & Glade, T. (2022). Application of induced polarization imaging across different scales to understand surface and groundwater flow at the Hofermuehle landslide. CATENA, 219, 106612

  • Roser, N., Steiner, M., Stumvoll, M., Katona, T., Glade, T., & Orozco, A. F. (2021, August). Imaging hydrogeological and mechanical parameters in landslides through geophysical data fusion: the Hofermühle site. In NSG2021 1st Conference on Hydrogeophysics (Vol. 2021, No. 1, pp. 1-5). European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers.Cham.

  • Stumvoll, M.J., Schmaltz, E.M, Glade T. (2020): Dynamic characterization of a slow-moving landslide system – assessing the challenges of small process scales utilizing multi-temporal TLS data. Manuscript submitted for publication in Geomorphology.

  • Stumvoll, M.J., Canli, E., Engels, A., Thiebes, B., Groiss, B., Glade, T., Schweigl, J., Bertagnoli, M. (2019): The “Salcher” landslide observatory – Experimental long-term monitoring in the Flysch Zone of Lower Austria. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. 79, 1831-1848.

  • Gallistl, J., Weigand, M., Stumvoll, M., Ottowitz, D., Glade, T., Orozco, A. (2018): Delineation of subsurface variability in clay-rich landslides through spectral induced polarization imaging and electromagnetic methods. Engineering Geology. 245. 292 - 308.

  • Canli, E., Engels, A., Glade, T., Schweigl, J., Bertagnoli, M. (2016): Surface and subsurface monitoring of an active landslide in Gresten (Austria). 13thINTERPRAEVENT Conference, Lucerne, Switzerland. 72-73.