Articles | Volume 23, issue 1
Research article
27 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 27 Jan 2023

Assessing the relationship between weather conditions and rockfall using terrestrial laser scanning to improve risk management

Tom Birien and Francis Gauthier


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-326', Anonymous Referee #1, 27 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1 and RC2', Tom Birien, 30 Sep 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-326', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Aug 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1 and RC2', Tom Birien, 30 Sep 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Oct 2022) by Nadav Peleg
AR by Tom Birien on behalf of the Authors (03 Oct 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Oct 2022) by Nadav Peleg
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Oct 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (08 Nov 2022)
ED: Publish as is (08 Nov 2022) by Nadav Peleg
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (21 Nov 2022) by Bruce D. Malamud (Executive editor)
AR by Tom Birien on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
On highly fractured rockwalls such as those found in northern Gaspésie, most rockfalls are triggered by weather conditions. This study highlights that in winter, rockfall frequency is 12 times higher during a superficial thaw than during a cold period in which temperature remains below 0 °C. In summer, rockfall frequency is 22 times higher during a heavy rainfall event than during a mainly dry period. This knowledge could be used to implement a risk management strategy.
Final-revised paper