(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Effects of climate change on mass movements in mountain environments

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STOFFEL M. (1 2) ; HUGGEL C. (3 2) ;
(1) Univ., Berne, SUISSE
(2) Univ., Geneva, SUISSE
(3) Univ., Zurich, SUISSE


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.


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 36, no3 [pp. 421-439]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 7 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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