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Effects of climate change on mass movements in mountain environments

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

STOFFEL, M.
Univ., Berne, Suisse
Univ., Geneva, Suisse
HUGGEL, C.
Univ., Zurich, Suisse
Univ., Geneva, Suisse


Description :
In this progress report, the AA. document the role of climate variability and change on mass-movement processes in mountains through the description and analysis of selected, recent mass movements where effects of global warming and the occurrence of heavy precipitation are thought to have contributed to, or triggered, events. In addition, they assess possible effects of future climatic changes on the incidence of mass-movement processes. The report concentrates on high-mountain systems, including processes such as glacier downwasting and the formation of new ice-marginal lakes, glacier debuttressing and the occurrence of rock slope instability, temperature increase and permafrost degradation, as well as on changing sediment reservoirs and sediment supply, with a clear focus on studies from the European Alps.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Progress in physical geography, issn : 0309-1333, 2012, vol. 36, n°. 3, p. 421-439, nombre de pages : 19, Références bibliographiques : 5 p.

Date :
2012

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, London, Sage Publications

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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