Articles | Volume 10, issue 6
Research article
22 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 22 Dec 2022

Modeling deadwood for rockfall mitigation assessments in windthrow areas

Adrian Ringenbach, Peter Bebi, Perry Bartelt, Andreas Rigling, Marc Christen, Yves Bühler, Andreas Stoffel, and Andrin Caviezel


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2022-21', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2022-21', Anonymous Referee #2, 22 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Adrian Ringenbach on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Nov 2022) by Orencio Duran Vinent
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (10 Nov 2022)
ED: Publish as is (22 Nov 2022) by Orencio Duran Vinent
ED: Publish as is (22 Nov 2022) by Niels Hovius(Editor)
Short summary
The presented automatic deadwood generator (ADG) allows us to consider deadwood in rockfall simulations in unprecedented detail. Besides three-dimensional fresh deadwood cones, we include old woody debris in rockfall simulations based on a higher compaction rate and lower energy absorption thresholds. Simulations including different deadwood states indicate that a 10-year-old deadwood pile has a higher protective capacity than a pre-storm forest stand.