Articles | Volume 21, issue 8
Research article
25 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 25 Aug 2021

Optimizing and validating the Gravitational Process Path model for regional debris-flow runout modelling

Jason Goetz, Robin Kohrs, Eric Parra Hormazábal, Manuel Bustos Morales, María Belén Araneda Riquelme, Cristián Henríquez, and Alexander Brenning


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-22', Anonymous Referee #1, 14 Feb 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jason Goetz, 27 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-22', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jason Goetz, 27 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (10 May 2021) by Margreth Keiler
AR by Jason Goetz on behalf of the Authors (14 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Jun 2021) by Margreth Keiler
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Jul 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Jul 2021) by Margreth Keiler
AR by Jason Goetz on behalf of the Authors (20 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Debris flows are fast-moving landslides that can cause incredible destruction to lives and property. Using the Andes of Santiago as an example, we developed tools to finetune and validate models predicting likely runout paths over large regions. We anticipate that our automated approach that links the open-source R software with SAGA-GIS will make debris-flow runout simulation more readily accessible and thus enable researchers and spatial planners to improve regional-scale hazard assessments.
Final-revised paper