Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1105-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1105-2019
Research article
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27 May 2019
Research article |  | 27 May 2019

Significance of substrate soil moisture content for rockfall hazard assessment

Louise Mary Vick, Valerie Zimmer, Christopher White, Chris Massey, and Tim Davies

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Rockfall boulders can travel long distances downslope, and it is important to predict how far fatalities can be prevented. A comparison of earthquake data from New Zealand during summer and full-scale rockfall experiments in the same soil during winter shows that during dry seasons boulders travel further downslope because the soil is harder. When using predictive tools, engineers and geologists should take soil conditions (and seasonal variations thereof) into account.
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