Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Research article
08 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 08 Jun 2017

Empirical prediction for travel distance of channelized rock avalanches in the Wenchuan earthquake area

Weiwei Zhan, Xuanmei Fan, Runqiu Huang, Xiangjun Pei, Qiang Xu, and Weile Li


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (13 Mar 2017) by Thomas Glade
AR by Xuanmei Fan on behalf of the Authors (22 Apr 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (02 May 2017) by Thomas Glade
AR by Xuanmei Fan on behalf of the Authors (05 May 2017)  Manuscript 
Short summary
Channelized rock avalanches are a type of rock slope failures with massive flow-like movements of fragmented rock, which are potentially dangerous due to their strong mobility. This study built an empirical prediction model of travel distance using the Wenchuan earthquake dataset. The results suggest that the movement was dominated by the landslide volume, total relief and channel gradient. The model was tested by a separate dataset and proved to be useful in other regions as well.
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