Articles | Volume 22, issue 10
Research article
24 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 24 Oct 2022

What weather variables are important for wet and slab avalanches under a changing climate in a low-altitude mountain range in Czechia?

Markéta Součková, Roman Juras, Kryštof Dytrt, Vojtěch Moravec, Johanna Ruth Blöcher, and Martin Hanel


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2022-44', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Mar 2022
  • CC1: 'Comment on nhess-2022-44', Daniel Germain, 31 Mar 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (17 Jun 2022) by C. M. Gevaert
AR by Marketa Souckova on behalf of the Authors (17 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Jul 2022) by C. M. Gevaert
ED: Publish as is (23 Aug 2022) by C. M. Gevaert
ED: Publish as is (24 Aug 2022) by Philip Ward(Executive Editor)

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by Marketa Souckova on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2022)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (21 Oct 2022) by C. M. Gevaert
Short summary
Avalanches are natural hazards that threaten people and infrastructure. With climate change, avalanche activity is changing. We analysed the change in frequency and size of avalanches in the Krkonoše Mountains, Czechia, and detected important variables with machine learning tools from 1979–2020. Wet avalanches in February and March have increased, and slab avalanches have decreased and become smaller. The identified variables and their threshold levels may help in avalanche decision-making.
Final-revised paper