Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Research article
11 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 11 Nov 2021

Investigating causal factors of shallow landslides in grassland regions of Switzerland

Lauren Zweifel, Maxim Samarin, Katrin Meusburger, and Christine Alewell


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-198', Luigi Lombardo, 30 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Lauren Zweifel, 02 Aug 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC1', Lauren Zweifel, 02 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-198', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Aug 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Lauren Zweifel, 10 Aug 2021
    • AC4: 'Reply on RC2', Lauren Zweifel, 02 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (03 Sep 2021) by Paolo Tarolli
AR by Lauren Zweifel on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Oct 2021) by Paolo Tarolli
Short summary
Mountainous grassland areas can be severely affected by soil erosion, such as by shallow landslides. With an automated mapping approach we are able to locate shallow-landslide sites on aerial images for 10 different study sites across Swiss mountain regions covering a total of 315 km2. Using a statistical model we identify important explanatory variables for shallow-landslide occurrence for the individual sites as well as across all regions, which highlight slope, aspect and terrain roughness.
Final-revised paper