Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-63220
Kääb, A; Wessels, R; Haeberli, W; Huggel, C; Kargel, J S; Khalsa, S J S (2003). Rapid ASTER imaging facilitates timely assessment of glacier hazards and disasters. EOS, 84(13):117-124.
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Glacier- and permafrost-related hazards increasingly threaten human lives, settlements, and infrastructure in high-mountain regions. Present atmospheric warming particularly affects terrestrial systems where surface and sub-surface ice are involved. Changes in glacier and permafrost equilibrium are shifting beyond historical knowledge. Human settlement and activities are extending toward danger zones in the cryospheric system. A number of recent glacier hazards and disasters underscore these trends. Difficult site access and the need for fast data acquisition make satellite remote sensing of crucial importance in high-mountain hazard management and disaster mapping.
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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|
|Deposited On:||20 Jul 2012 19:43|
|Last Modified:||24 Dec 2012 12:24|
|Publisher:||American Geophysical Union|
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