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NAME

r.droka - Calculates run-out distance of a falling rock mass

KEYWORDS

rock mass, rockfall

SYNOPSIS

r.droka
r.droka --help
r.droka dem=string start=string ang=float red=float m=float num=integer prefix=name [n=integer] [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]

Flags:

--overwrite
Allow output files to overwrite existing files
--help
Print usage summary
--verbose
Verbose module output
--quiet
Quiet module output
--ui
Force launching GUI dialog

Parameters:

dem=string [required]
Digital Elevation Model
start=string [required]
Name of starting points map
ang=float [required]
Shadow angle
red=float [required]
Reduction value
Options: 0-1
Default: 0.9
m=float [required]
Value of rock mass (kg)
num=integer [required]
Number of boulders (>=1)
prefix=name [required]
Prefix for output raster maps
n=integer
Buffer distance (meters)

Table of contents

DESCRIPTION

The intersection between the topographic profile and the line starting from the point of detachment with a certain angle to the horizontal line defines the point of maximum propagation (Evans and Hungr, 1993; Jaboyedoff and Labiouse, 2003). The angle of inclination and the line of propagation are defined as zenith angle and shadow zone. This script defines rockfall zones from a digital elevation model (DEM) and vector layer containing starting point or points.

Energy line used for the cone method from the top or the bottom of a cliff (shadow angle), according to various authors (Image from Jaboyedoff and Labiouse, 2003)

INPUT

Digital Elevation Model = name

Starting points = name

Shadow angle = integer

Reduction value = double

Number of boulders = integer

Rock mass = double

Output prefix = string

Buffer distance = integer

OUTPUT

r.droka generates 5 raster maps and a vector map. The names of all output maps start with the prefix defined by the parameter prefix followed by the name of map

REFERENCES

FILIPELLO A., GIULIANI A., MANDRONE G. (2010) - Rock Slopes Failure Susceptibility Analysis: From Remote Sensing Measurements to Geographic Information System Raster Modules. American Journal of Environmental Sciences 6 (6): 489-494, 2010 ISSN 1553-345X 2010 Science Publications.

JABOYEDOFF M., LABIOUSE V. (2003) - Preliminary assessment of rockfall hazard based on GIS Data. Proceeding of the 10th ISRM Congress, South African Inst. Min. Met., Johannesburg, pp: 575-578

EVANS, S.G., HUNGR O. (1993). The assessment of rock fall hazard at the base of the talus slope. Can. Geotech. J., 30: 620-636. DOI: 10.1139/t93-054

SEE ALSO

AUTHORS

Andrea Filipello, University of Turin, Italy

Daniele Strigaro, University of Milan, Italy

SOURCE CODE

Available at: r.droka source code (history)

Latest change: Thu Feb 3 09:32:35 2022 in commit: f17c792f5de56c64ecfbe63ec315307872cf9d5c


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