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Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 103-113, 2017
http://www.nat-hazards-earth-syst-sci.net/17/103/2017/
doi:10.5194/nhess-17-103-2017
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Research article
30 Jan 2017
Estimation of the return period of rockfall blocks according to their size
Valerio De Biagi et al.
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Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Discussion on "Estimation of the return period of rockfalls according to the block size"', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
AC1: 'Reply to Anonymous Referee #1', Valerio De Biagi, 07 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
RC2: 'Estimation of the return period of rockfalls according to the block size', Didier Hantz, 28 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC2: 'Reply to Dr Hantz', Valerio De Biagi, 07 Nov 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by Editor and Referees) (15 Nov 2016) by Prof. Dr. Thomas Glade  
AR by Valerio De Biagi on behalf of the Authors (21 Nov 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Nov 2016) by Prof. Dr. Thomas Glade
RR by Didier Hantz (03 Dec 2016)  
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by Editor) (09 Dec 2016) by Prof. Dr. Thomas Glade  
AR by Valerio De Biagi on behalf of the Authors (12 Dec 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Dec 2016) by Prof. Dr. Thomas Glade  
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Short summary
Rockfall is an highly destructive and unpredictable natural phenomenon. The design of protective structures needs a design falling block. Nowadays, the size of this block depends on the designer's personal judgement and expertise. We propose a statistical methodology to evaluate the return period of a given falling volume from observations and records in historical catalogues. This would allow us to implement modern reliability-based design approaches in protective engineering works.
Rockfall is an highly destructive and unpredictable natural phenomenon. The design of protective...
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