Houben



Dr. Peter Houben

Sept. 2011

 
 
 
 

Retrospective determination of water- and bedload discharge during a 100-yr flood event in an Alpine mountain torrent (Gemstel creek, Kleinwalser Valley, Austria)

Retrospektive Bemessung der Wasser- und Geschiebetransporte im Gemstel-Wildbach (Kleinwalsertal) beim 100-jährigen Niederschlagsereignis im August 2005

(2008-2009; self.financed; cooperation with LVA Vorarlberg)

key words: Wasserschutzbau, unbepegelte Wildbach-Einzugsgebiete, retrospektive Bemessung der Amplitude auftretender Sedimentbewegungen bei bestimmten Niederschlagsereignissen, Methoden der quantitativen Fluvialmorphologie, gewässerhydraulische Berechnungen, Dokumentation und Ursachenanalyse der räumliche Variabilität der Sedimentbewegungen, ereignisbezogener Sedimenthaushalt mit quantitativer Geschiebebilanz für gesamte Einzugsgebiete, GIS-gestützte Analyse hochauflösender Geodaten.

lfd. BSc-Arbeit: Vergleich geomorphologischer und ingenieurtechnischer Ansätze zur Gefährdungseinschätzung für extreme Geschiebetransporte in hochalpinen Einzugsgebieten

 
 
 

Spatio-temporal variability of man-induced sediment mobility in meso-scaled upland catchments (SW Germany) - Quantitative fluxes and chronology of erosion, storage and delivery

started 2006, funded by VFF; funding by DFG 2008-2011

key words: peculiarities of sediment routing in upland areas, (dis-)connectivity of system elements over time, land use, slopes and gully erosion

 

 
 

Climat, environnement et agriculture du Ve siècle / Deciphering the crisis: Europe’s urban and rural economies in the fifth century AD

Climate change and societal transformation in the 5th century AD, a key period for the forming of Europe;

pilot studies funded by Gerda Henkel-Foundation (2008)

Sub-project: Impact of post-Roman land use change on sediment flux from hillslopes to streams: a refined geoarchaeological approach (subproject)

key words: past sediment flux; archeology, history, paleoclimatology, geomorphology, dendrochronology;

cooperation: M. McCormick, Harvard U; K Harper, U Oklahoma, J.P. Petit, Metz; T. Fischer, U Cologne; J. Henning, U Frankfurt; D. Heckenbenner, Sarrebourg, A. Gebhardt, INRAP, Metz; W. Tegel, Konstanz.

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  Snellegem project - Geoarcheology of an early Carolingian courtis

(2007-present)

key words: soil development, geochemical mapping, long-term soil erosion and colluviation, preservation potential, independent physical age determination (dating);

cooperation: archeology (Univ. of Brusseles, Goethe-Univ. Frankfurt a.M., Univ. of Newcastle), history (Harvard University ), geochemistry (Univ. of Durham), structural biology (Weizmann Inst., Tel Aviv)

 

 
 

Holocene sediment fluxes and sediment budgets in the Upper Rhine area

funded by the DFG, 2003–2007; RheinLUCIFS, LUCIFS, PAGES

with Michael Schmidt

key words: response of fluvial systems to human activities and climate change, quantitative geomorphology, sediment budget approach, Holocene sediment fluxes, data evaluation of available spatially distributed soil data

cooperation: archeology (A. Zimmermann; Institute for Prehistoric archeology, U Cologne); historical geography (A. Dix, U Bamberg; K. Kleefeld, U Bonn); geomorphology (R. Dikau, T. Hoffmann, U Bonn)

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Holocene hinterland to delta fluxes in a large-scale Mediterranean river basin (Rio Palancia, Valencia, Spain): morphology, sedimentology, and radarstratigraphy of depositional sinks in the Rio Palancia catchment (1000 sqkm)

funded by the DFG, 2006-2008-2010)

key words: Late Pleistocene to Holocene sediment flux from hinterland sources to sinks, sediment budget approach, large-scaled watersheds, long-term geomorphic evolution, neotectonics, climate change, land use history, Mediterranean environments, integrated development of GPR and geoelectrical applications in Earth surface processes studies, radar facies

cooperation: IGME, Universidad Complutense Madrid, ICV

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Eichholz maar volcano: Geomorphic evolution and Holocene environmental history of the maar volcano catchment (Eifel region)

funded by the DFG, 2006-2008

key words: small-scale geomorphic catchment change induced by the volcano event  (e.g., rates of knickpoint erosion and quantified hillslope denudation), sediment trap, Late Pleistocene to Holocene sedimentation, pollen analysis, diatoms analysis,

cooperation: palynology (N. Kühl; Steinmann-Institut (Paläontologie), U Bonn); soil science (R. Dambeck, U Frankfurt a.M.), diatomology (P. Werner, Inst. of Geography, U Osnabrück)

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  Lateglacial and Holocene environmental change indicated by fluvial sediments of the Hessian Depression

(funded by the DFG priority program 'Changes of the Geo-Biosphere during the past 15,000 years', 2 subprojects 1998-2003)

key words: Late Pleniglacial to Holocene alluvial change, fluvial architecture, spatio-temporal variable response, system legacy, system configuration

 

 
  Methodical comparisons of geophysical and geomorphological approaches to register Pleistocene deposits of the Black Forest mountains

(2005-2006)

key words: solifluction layers, alluvial fans, soil formation, Holocene colluvial deposits, land use; geomorphic field methods, GPR, geoelectrical measurements

cooperation: C. Salat (Fachgruppe Geophysik, U Frankfurt a.M.)