Articles | Volume 25, issue 8
Research article
26 Aug 2021
Research article |  | 26 Aug 2021

Simulated or measured soil moisture: which one is adding more value to regional landslide early warning?

Adrian Wicki, Per-Erik Jansson, Peter Lehmann, Christian Hauck, and Manfred Stähli


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-133', Anonymous Referee #1, 21 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Adrian Wicki, 23 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on "Simulated or measured soil moisture: Which one is adding more value to regional landslide early warning?" by Wicki et al.', Roberto Greco, 25 Apr 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Adrian Wicki, 23 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (10 Jul 2021) by Nunzio Romano
AR by Adrian Wicki on behalf of the Authors (03 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Aug 2021) by Nunzio Romano
Short summary
Soil moisture information was shown to be valuable for landslide prediction. Soil moisture was simulated at 133 sites in Switzerland, and the temporal variability was compared to the regional occurrence of landslides. We found that simulated soil moisture is a good predictor for landslides, and that the forecast goodness is similar to using in situ measurements. This encourages the use of models for complementing existing soil moisture monitoring networks for regional landslide early warning.