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Multidisciplinary investigations on three rock glaciers in the Swiss Alps : legacies and future perspectives

The mountain cryospere - a holistic view on processes and their interactions

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

SPRINGMAN, S.M.
Inst. for Geotechnical Engineering, ETH, Zürich, Suisse
ARENSON, L.U.
BGC Engineering Inc., Vancouver, Canada
YAMAMOTO, Y.
Inst. for Geotechnical Engineering, ETH, Zürich, Suisse
MAURER, H.
Inst. of Geophysics, ETH, Zurich, Suisse
KOS, A.
Inst. for Geotechnical Engineering, ETH, Zürich, Suisse
BUCHLI, T.
Inst. for Geotechnical Engineering, ETH, Zürich, Suisse
DERUNGS, G.
Inst. for Geotechnical Engineering, ETH, Zürich, Suisse
HOLINGER AG, Büro Schmassmann, Liestal, Suisse


Description :
The multidisciplinary investigations described in this paper have focused on 3 rock glaciers, Muragl, Murtèl-Corvatsch and Furggwanghorn in the Swiss Alps, all of which have been subject to a varying degree of prior study, and which are continuing to attract new generations of researchers to understand and explain the processes and predict future behaviour. This paper marks a stage at which it is possible to summarize some advances in the state of the art and associated innovations that can be attributed to early motivation by Wilfried Haeberli and offers a tribute as well as gratitude for his ongoing feedback and advice. Some thoughts on the development of thermokarst due to water ponding and flow, and a conceptual model of geotechnical mechanisms that aim to explain some aspects of rock glacier kinematics, are also introduced.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography, issn : 0435-3676, 2012, vol. 94, n°. 2, p. 215-243, nombre de pages : 29, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2012

Editeur :
Pays édition : Suede, Stockholm, Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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