(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

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

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SPRINGMAN S.M. (1) ; ARENSON L.U. (2) ; YAMAMOTO Y. (1) ; MAURER H. (3) ; KOS A. (1) ; BUCHLI T. (1) ; DERUNGS G. (1 4) ;
(1) Inst. for Geotechnical Engineering, ETH, Zürich, SUISSE
(2) BGC Engineering Inc., Vancouver, CANADA
(3) Inst. of Geophysics, ETH, Zurich, SUISSE
(4) HOLINGER AG, Büro Schmassmann, Liestal, SUISSE


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


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 2 [pp. 215-243]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.




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