Articles | Volume 9, issue 6
Research article
11 Nov 2021
Research article |  | 11 Nov 2021

An update on techniques to assess normal-mode behavior of rock arches by ambient vibrations

Mauro Häusler, Paul Richmond Geimer, Riley Finnegan, Donat Fäh, and Jeffrey Ralston Moore


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-36', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2021-36', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Jun 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on esurf-2021-36', Anonymous Referee #2, 10 Jun 2021
  • EC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-36', Jens Turowski, 11 Jun 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-36', Mauro Häusler, 17 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Mauro Häusler on behalf of the Authors (28 Jul 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Aug 2021) by Jens Turowski
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (20 Aug 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (15 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Sep 2021) by Jens Turowski
AR by Mauro Häusler on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (07 Oct 2021) by Jens Turowski
ED: Publish as is (12 Oct 2021) by Tom Coulthard (Editor)
AR by Mauro Häusler on behalf of the Authors (13 Oct 2021)
Short summary
Natural rock arches are valued landmarks worldwide. As ongoing erosion can lead to rockfall and collapse, it is important to monitor the structural integrity of these landforms. One suitable technique involves measurements of resonance, produced when mainly natural sources, such as wind, vibrate the spans. Here we explore the use of two advanced processing techniques to accurately measure the resonant frequencies, damping ratios, and deflection patterns of several rock arches in Utah, USA.