Articles | Volume 19, issue 7
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1399–1413, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1399-2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1399–1413, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-1399-2019

Research article 15 Jul 2019

Research article | 15 Jul 2019

Towards early warning of gravitational slope failure with co-detection of microseismic activity: the case of an active rock glacier

Jérome Faillettaz et al.

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ED: Publish as is (07 Jun 2019) by Thomas Glade
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We developed a new strategy for real-time early warning of gravity-driven slope failures (such as landslides, rockfalls, glacier break-off, etc.). This method enables us to investigate natural slope stability based on continuous monitoring and interpretation of seismic waves generated by the potential instability. Thanks to a pilot experiment, we detected typical patterns of precursory events prior to slide events, demonstrating the potential of this method for real-word applications.
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