High-frequency and high-resolution monitoring of rock glacier dynamics

  • How do the dynamics of surface change on a rock glacier look like over an entire summer season?
  • And how is rockfall activity and storage and talus supply from the headwall of a rock glacier related to patterns of its movement?

These and other questions are currently investigated within the AHK-4D and Geomorph4D projects of the 3DGeo Group. Since June this year, regular visits to the rock glacier Äußeres Hochebenkar (Austria) have been undertaken for repeated LiDAR measurements. With the generated 3D time-series dataset we will develop automated change analysis techniques to approach open questions in rock glacier research.

Find more details on the project websites of AHK-4D and Geomorph4D and follow our updates on Twitter #AHK4D.