Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
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01 Jun 2017
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 01 Jun 2017

Debris-flow modeling at Meretschibach and Bondasca catchments, Switzerland: sensitivity testing of field-data-based entrainment model

Florian Frank, Brian W. McArdell, Nicole Oggier, Patrick Baer, Marc Christen, and Andreas Vieli


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (24 Feb 2017) by Margreth Keiler
AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (05 Apr 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Apr 2017) by Margreth Keiler
RR by Zheng Han (20 Apr 2017)
ED: Publish as is (22 Apr 2017) by Margreth Keiler
Short summary
This study describes a sensitivity analysis of the RAMMS debris-flow entrainment model, which is intended to help solve problems related to predicting the runout of debris flows. The results indicate that the entrainment model predicts plausible erosion volumes in comparison with field data. These eroded volumes are sensitive to the initial landslide volume, suggesting that this tool may be useful for both reconstruction of historical events and modeling of debris flow scenarios.
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