Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 807–812, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-807-2018

Special issue: Landslide early warning systems: monitoring systems, rainfall...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 807–812, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-807-2018

Brief communication 13 Mar 2018

Brief communication | 13 Mar 2018

Brief communication: Using averaged soil moisture estimates to improve the performances of a regional-scale landslide early warning system

Samuele Segoni et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Jan 2018) by Thomas Glade
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Feb 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Feb 2018) by Thomas Glade
AR by Samuele Segoni on behalf of the Authors (18 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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We improve the warning system (WS) used to forecast landslides in Emilia Romagna (Italy) by using averaged soil moisture estimates. We tested two approaches. The first (based on a soil moisture threshold under which the original WS is not used) is very simple, reduces false alarms and can be easily applied elsewhere. The second (integrating rainfall and soil moisture thresholds in the WS) is more complicated but reduces both false alarms and missed alarms.
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