Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1891–1903, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-1891-2018
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 1891–1903, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-1891-2018

Research article 10 Jul 2018

Research article | 10 Jul 2018

Determining the drivers for snow gliding

Reinhard Fromm et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (29 Mar 2018) by Perry Bartelt
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (16 May 2018)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 May 2018) by Perry Bartelt
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 May 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 May 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (31 May 2018) by Perry Bartelt
AR by Svenja Lange on behalf of the Authors (11 Jun 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (15 Jun 2018) by Perry Bartelt
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Snow gliding is a key factor for snow glide avalanche formation and soil erosion. This study considers atmospheric and snow variables, vegetation characteristics, and soil properties, and determines their relevance for snow gliding. The soil moisture, the soil temperature, the liquid water content of snow, the phytomass of mosses, and the friction coefficient have major influence. However, further investigations may be focused on the freezing and melting processes in the uppermost soil layers.
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