Articles | Volume 23, issue 8
Research article
03 Aug 2023
Research article |  | 03 Aug 2023

A decrease in rockfall probability under climate change conditions in Germany

Katrin M. Nissen, Martina Wilde, Thomas M. Kreuzer, Annika Wohlers, Bodo Damm, and Uwe Ulbrich


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-94', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Mar 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Katrin Nissen, 05 Jun 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-94', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 May 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Katrin Nissen, 02 Jun 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Jun 2023) by Andreas Hense
AR by Katrin Nissen on behalf of the Authors (21 Jun 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Jul 2023) by Andreas Hense
AR by Katrin Nissen on behalf of the Authors (07 Jul 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The effect of climate change on rockfall probability in the German low mountain regions is investigated in observations and in 23 different climate scenario simulations. Under a pessimistic greenhouse gas scenario, the simulations suggest a decrease in rockfall probability. This reduction is mainly caused by a decrease in the number of freeze–thaw cycles due to higher atmospheric temperatures.
Final-revised paper