Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Research article
29 Mar 2022
Research article |  | 29 Mar 2022

Detrainment and braking of snow avalanches interacting with forests

Louis Védrine, Xingyue Li, and Johan Gaume


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-289', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-289', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Nov 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on nhess-2021-289', Anonymous Referee #3, 16 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Feb 2022) by Oded Katz
AR by Xingyue Li on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (22 Feb 2022) by Oded Katz
Short summary
This study investigates how forests affect the behaviour of snow avalanches through the evaluation of the amount of snow stopped by the trees and the analysis of energy dissipation mechanisms. Different avalanche features and tree configurations have been examined, leading to the proposal of a unified law for the detrained snow mass. Outcomes from this study can be directly implemented in operational models for avalanche risk assessment and contribute to improved forest management strategy.
Final-revised paper