Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 291–304, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-291-2017
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 291–304, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-17-291-2017

Research article 28 Feb 2017

Research article | 28 Feb 2017

Quantifying the effect of forests on frequency and intensity of rockfalls

Christine Moos et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (14 Nov 2016) by Thomas Glade
AR by Christine Moos on behalf of the Authors (20 Dec 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (27 Dec 2016) by Thomas Glade
RR by David Toe (11 Jan 2017)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (15 Jan 2017) by Thomas Glade
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (25 Jan 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (01 Feb 2017) by Thomas Glade
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The goal of this study was to quantify the effect of forests on the occurrence frequency and intensity of rockfalls. This was done based on 3-D rockfall simulations for different forest and non-forest scenarios on a virtual slope. The rockfall frequency and intensity below forested slopes is significantly reduced. Statistical models provide information on how specific forest and terrain parameters influence this reduction and they allow prediction and quantification of the forest effect.
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