Arbeitsbericht NAB 17-42
Local topography and hillslope processes in the Jura Ost siting region (and surrounding area)
This work is a contribution to Nagra's investigations on the long-term landscape evolution of Northern Switzerland. It specifically focuses on (GIS-based) mapping and analysis of the spatial distribution, controls and effects of hillslope / landslide processes in the Jura Ost siting region, a section of the Jura Mountains that is closely linked to the Aare/Rhine drainage system by several tributary valleys. The analysis of stream longitudinal profiles along these valleys also represents an integral part of the study, to investigate potential dynamics along the fluvial network and their effects on (and coupling with) hillslope processes. Overall, the work should form a site-specific, qualitative – and partly quantitative – basis for future landscape evolution scenarios (on the hillslope scale).
It is acknowledged, that this is an "as-is state" investigation based on the present state of topography that might be transient as a result of the past geological history and under prevalent interglacial climate conditions. Locally, anthropogenic perturbation might bias the analysis, but is generally regarded as negligible, or indicated elsewhere.