Continued capturing of an active rock glacier in 3D

For the fourth consecutive year, the 3DGeo team acquired the rock glacier Äußeres Hochebenkar in the Austrian Ötztal by terrestrial laser scanning. This adds another point cloud to the multitemporal dataset to observe how the active rock glacier changes over the years.

In an elevation over 2600 m a.s.l., the complex terrain on and around the rock glacier greatly challenges the ground-based survey to obtain these high-resolution data of unmatched precision. However, the insights to be gained from the continuous observation – besides the experience of the beautiful Alpine landscape – makes up for every effort.

You would like to experience this impressive high-mountain environment yourself and are interested in innovative geodata processing methods in mountain research? Then the Innsbruck Summer School of Alpine Research 2019 is the perfect opportunity! In related blogposts, you find impressions of the first and second editions of the now established summer school.