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Volume 5, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 653–668, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-653-2017
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Special issue: 4-D reconstruction of earth surface processes: multi-temporal...

Earth Surf. Dynam., 5, 653–668, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-5-653-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 16 Oct 2017

Research article | 16 Oct 2017

Seismic monitoring of small alpine rockfalls – validity, precision and limitations

Michael Dietze et al.

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ED: Publish as is (12 Sep 2017) by Carlos Castillo
ED: Publish as is (12 Sep 2017) by Douglas Jerolmack(Editor)
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We use a seismometer network to detect and locate rockfalls, a key process shaping steep mountain landscapes. When tested against laser scan surveys, all seismically detected events could be located with an average deviation of 81 m. Seismic monitoring provides insight to the dynamics of individual rockfalls, which can be as small as 0.0053 m3. Thus, seismic methods provide unprecedented temporal, spatial and kinematic details about this important process.
We use a seismometer network to detect and locate rockfalls, a key process shaping steep...
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