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Document title

Ice-avalanche impact landforms : the event in 2003 at the glacier Nördliches Bockkarkees, Hohe tauern Range, Austria

published at : Concepts and implications of environmental change and human impact : studies from Austrian geomorphological research

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KELLERER-PIRKLBAUER A. (1 2) ; SLUPETZKY H. (3) ; AVIAN M. (2) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Regional Science, Univ., Graz, AUTRICHE
(2) Inst. of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry, Univ. of Technology, Graz, AUTRICHE
(3) Dep. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Salzburg, AUTRICHE

Abstract

The hanging glacier Nördliches Bockkarkees represents the only Austrian glacier that formed large and hazardous ice avalanches over the last decades. This paper focuses on geomorphic and glaciological field measurements and observations at and below the ice avalanche deposit and its vicinity after the event. Studies were made (a) at the deposited material itself, (b) at the reshaped land surface below the deposit after ice melt, (c) at the front and margin of the deposit, and (d) outside the deposit. This study reveals different types of ice-avalanche impact landforms comparable to landforms caused by snow avalanches. It is shown that ice avalanches charged with debris at the Nördliches Bockkarkees are important in forming and reshaping erosional and depositional landforms along the track. However, the conservation potential of these landforms is low

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Geografiska annaler. Series A. Physical geography / ISSN 0435-3676 / CODEN GAPGAP

Editor : Svenska sällskapet för antropologi och geografi, Stockholm - SUEDE (1965)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 94, no 1 [pp. 97-115-]

Bibliographic references : 46 ref.

Collation : fig., tab.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2704 A

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/j.1468-0459.2011.00446.x

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