A quantification of wood loss resulting from the catastrophic event ?Paula? in the Schöckl areaThe paper analyses the high wind event, caused by a low - pressure system named ?Paula?. At the beginning of 2008 it caused considerable damage to forests. This analysis pin points the affected areas and aims to summarize the approx. amount of storm damaged wood. As a result, maps of the region have been charted, statistics concerning the areas were compiled and then compared with official statistical data. The main part forms an analysis based on an individual tree scenario, with the help of aerial photographs taken before and after the event. Special formulas were used to calculate the amount damaged wood. To start with, a detailed research of literature was carried out and an introductory theory chapter was composed. The information gained was then put into practice.LANDSAT pictures and aerial photographs were used and the damaged areas were charted manually. In addition to these a supervised classification was produced with the ERDAS programme and then all three methods were compared. Within the region of the research, 189 affected areas, with a total of 549,52 ha, were identified and charted. As results of this study wind roses, a chart of the forest area, a dominance ratio-, a potential dominance ratio-, a wind throw direction chart and the main analysis of the amount of damaged wood were created. Approximately 28500 undamaged trees had to be digitalised to enable the calculation and charting of the dominance ratio. Also approx. 65000 trees had to be digitalised for the amount of damaged wood to be calculated. The total amount of 46400 m was divided into approx. 33200 m of coniferous- and approx. 13200 m of deciduous trees.The final task was a comparison of the estimated data with the actual data collected by the forestry workers. The result shows a quite large variance in these values. The goal to categorise the damaged wood by tree species wasn?t reached.