Articles | Volume 21, issue 3
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1159–1177, 2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 1159–1177, 2021

Research article 31 Mar 2021

Research article | 31 Mar 2021

Assessing the effect of lithological setting, block characteristics and slope topography on the runout length of rockfalls in the Alps and on the island of La Réunion

Kerstin Wegner et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (21 Dec 2020) by Yves Bühler
AR by Kerstin Wegner on behalf of the Authors (16 Feb 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Feb 2021) by Yves Bühler
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (25 Feb 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Feb 2021) by Yves Bühler
Short summary
In mountainous regions rockfall is a common geomorphic process. We selected four study sites that feature different rock types. High-resolution terrestrial laser scanning data were acquired to measure the block size and block shape (axial ratio) of rockfall particles on the scree deposits. Laser scanning data were also used to characterize the morphology of these landforms. Our results show that hill slope and rock particle properties govern rock particle runout in a complex manner.
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