Articles | Volume 27, issue 8
Research article
20 Apr 2023
Research article |  | 20 Apr 2023

Elucidating the role of soil hydraulic properties on aspect-dependent landslide initiation

Yanglin Guo and Chao Ma


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-798', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Oct 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Ma Chao, 16 Dec 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2022-798', Tammo Steenhuis, 19 Nov 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Ma Chao, 16 Dec 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (19 Dec 2022) by Jorge Isidoro
AR by Ma Chao on behalf of the Authors (30 Dec 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Jan 2023) by Jorge Isidoro
RR by Jan Wienhöfer (12 Feb 2023)
RR by Anonymous Referee #4 (17 Feb 2023)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Feb 2023) by Jorge Isidoro
AR by Ma Chao on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (27 Mar 2023) by Jorge Isidoro
ED: Publish as is (29 Mar 2023) by Louise Slater (Executive editor)
AR by Ma Chao on behalf of the Authors (31 Mar 2023)  Manuscript 
Short summary
In a localized area with the same vegetation, an overwhelming propensity of shallow landslides on the south-facing slope over the north-facing slope could not be attributed to plant roots. We provide new evidence from the pore water pressure of failing mass, unsaturated hydraulic conductivity, water storage, and drainage and the hillslope stability fluctuation to prove that the infinite slope model may be suitable for elucidating the aspect-dependent landslide distribution in the study area.