Articles | Volume 8, issue 3
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 717–728, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-717-2020
Earth Surf. Dynam., 8, 717–728, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-8-717-2020

Short communication 31 Aug 2020

Short communication | 31 Aug 2020

Short communication: Field data reveal that the transport probability of clasts in Peruvian and Swiss streams mainly depends on the sorting of the grains

Fritz Schlunegger et al.

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AR by Fritz Schlunegger on behalf of the Authors (30 Mar 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (30 Apr 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (05 May 2020) by Rebecca Hodge
AR by Fritz Schlunegger on behalf of the Authors (20 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Jun 2020) by Rebecca Hodge
AR by Fritz Schlunegger on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (16 Jul 2020) by Rebecca Hodge
ED: Publish as is (22 Jul 2020) by Douglas Jerolmack(Editor)
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We calculated the probability of sediment transport in coarse-grained mountainous streams in the Alps and the Andes where data on water discharge is available. We find a positive correlation between the predicted probability of sediment transport and the grain size sorting of the bed material. We suggest that besides sediment discharge, the bedload sorting exerts a significant influence on the mobility of sediment and thus on the stability of gravel bars in mountainous streams.