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Investigating glacier-permafrost relationships in high-mountain areas: historical background, selected examples and research needs


Haeberli, W (2005). Investigating glacier-permafrost relationships in high-mountain areas: historical background, selected examples and research needs. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 242:29-37.

Abstract

Investigations on the relationships and interactions between glaciers and permafrost in high-mountain regions have long been neglected. As a consequence, numerous fascinating questions remain open and offer possibilities for highly relevant, innovative and integrative research concerning materials, processes, landforms, environmental aspects and natural hazards. The historical background to this situation is first reviewed, examples are given of some key unanswered questions and two case studies are presented to illustrate the importance of considering the combined effects of glaciers and permafrost, particularly in the context of hazard assessments in high mountains.

Investigations on the relationships and interactions between glaciers and permafrost in high-mountain regions have long been neglected. As a consequence, numerous fascinating questions remain open and offer possibilities for highly relevant, innovative and integrative research concerning materials, processes, landforms, environmental aspects and natural hazards. The historical background to this situation is first reviewed, examples are given of some key unanswered questions and two case studies are presented to illustrate the importance of considering the combined effects of glaciers and permafrost, particularly in the context of hazard assessments in high mountains.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2005
Deposited On:20 Jul 2012 23:00
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:51
Publisher:The Geological Society Publishing House
ISSN:0305-8719
Additional Information:Volume edited by: C. Harris and J.B. Murton
Publisher DOI:10.1144/GSL.SP.2005.242.01.03

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