Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Brief communication
18 Jul 2017
Brief communication |  | 18 Jul 2017

Brief communication: 3-D reconstruction of a collapsed rock pillar from Web-retrieved images and terrestrial lidar data – the 2005 event of the west face of the Drus (Mont Blanc massif)

Antoine Guerin, Antonio Abellán, Battista Matasci, Michel Jaboyedoff, Marc-Henri Derron, and Ludovic Ravanel


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (06 Jun 2017) by Oded Katz
AR by Antoine Guerin on behalf of the Authors (06 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Jun 2017) by Oded Katz
Short summary
The coupling of terrestrial lidar scans acquired in 2011 and a photogrammetric model created from 30 old Web-retrieved images enabled reconstructing in 3-D the Drus west face before the 2005 rock avalanche and estimating the volume of this event. The volume is calculated as 292 680 m3 (±5.6 %). However, despite functioning well for the Drus (legendary peak), this method would have been difficult to implement on a less-well-known site with fewer images available to be collected and downloaded.
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