Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 995–1011, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-995-2021
Earth Surf. Dynam., 9, 995–1011, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/esurf-9-995-2021

Research article 17 Aug 2021

Research article | 17 Aug 2021

Controls on the grain size distribution of landslides in Taiwan: the influence of drop height, scar depth and bedrock strength

Odin Marc et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on esurf-2021-19', Mikaël Attal, 23 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Preliminary Reply on RC1 comments', Odin Marc, 25 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on esurf-2021-19', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Apr 2021
  • AC2: 'Final answers to both reviewers', Odin Marc, 01 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Odin Marc on behalf of the Authors (01 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (16 Jun 2021) by Rebecca Hodge
AR by Odin Marc on behalf of the Authors (23 Jun 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (30 Jun 2021) by Rebecca Hodge
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Jul 2021) by A. Joshua West(Editor)
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Short summary
The size of grains delivered to rivers is an essential parameter for understanding erosion and sediment transport and their related hazards. In mountains, landslides deliver these rock fragments, but few studies have analyzed the landslide properties that control the resulting sizes. We present measurements on 17 landslides from Taiwan and show that their grain sizes depend on rock strength, landslide depth and drop height, thereby validating and updating a previous theory on fragmentation.