Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3501–3519, 2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3501–3519, 2020

Research article 17 Dec 2020

Research article | 17 Dec 2020

The potential of Smartstone probes in landslide experiments: how to read motion data

J. Bastian Dost et al.

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We show the potential to observe the unconfined internal-motion behaviour of single clasts in landslides using a wireless sensor measuring acceleration and rotation. The probe's dimensions are 10 mm × 55 mm. It measures up to 16 g and 2000° s−1 with a 100 Hz sampling rate. From the data, we derive transport mode, velocity, displacement and 3D trajectories of several probes. Results are verified by high-speed image analysis and laser distance measurements.
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