Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Research article
23 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 23 Aug 2021

Geographic-information-system-based topographic reconstruction and geomechanical modelling of the Köfels rockslide

Christian Zangerl, Annemarie Schneeberger, Georg Steiner, and Martin Mergili


Interactive discussion

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Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (14 Dec 2020) by Yves Bühler
AR by Christian Zangerl on behalf of the Authors (17 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 May 2021) by Yves Bühler
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (23 Jun 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Jun 2021) by Yves Bühler
AR by Christian Zangerl on behalf of the Authors (06 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Christian Zangerl on behalf of the Authors (17 Aug 2021)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (17 Aug 2021) by Yves Bühler
Short summary
The Köfels rockslide in the Ötztal Valley (Austria) represents the largest known extremely rapid rockslide in metamorphic rock masses in the Alps and was formed in the early Holocene. Although many hypotheses for the conditioning and triggering factors were discussed in the past, until now no scientifically accepted explanatory model has been found. This study provides new data and numerical modelling results to better understand the cause and triggering factors of this gigantic natural event.
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