Quick Search:

uzh logo
Browse by:

Zurich Open Repository and Archive

Maintenance: Tuesday, July the 26th 2016, 07:00-10:00

ZORA's new graphical user interface will be relaunched (For further infos watch out slideshow ZORA: Neues Look & Feel). There will be short interrupts on ZORA Service between 07:00am and 10:00 am. Please be patient.

Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-63229

Haeberli, W; Kääb, A; Paul, F; Chiarle, M; Mortara, G; Mazza, A; Deline, P; Richardson, S (2002). A surge-type movement at Ghiacciaio del Belvedere and a developing slope instability in the east face of Monte Rosa, Macugnaga, Italian Alps. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift - Norwegian Journal of Geography, 56(2):104-111.

[img]Published Version (English)
PDF - Registered users only
View at publisher


Extraordinary developments are taking place at Ghiacciaio del Belvedere near Macugnaga, Valle Anzasca, in the Italian Alps. A surge-type flow acceleration started in the lower parts of the Monte-Rosa east face, leading to strong crevassing and deformation of Ghiacciaio del Belvedere, with extreme bulging of its orographic right margin. High water pressure and accelerated movement lasted into winter 2001/2002: in places, the ice is now starting to override moraines from the Little Ice Age. In addition, but fairly independently, a most active detachment zone for rock falls and debris flows has been developing for several years now in the east face of Monte Rosa. Besides the scientific interest in these separate phenomena, both events affect the growing hazard potential to the local infrastructure and must be considered seriously.




1 download since deposited on 20 Jul 2012
0 downloads since 12 months

Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

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 21:44
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:52
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publisher DOI:10.1080/002919502760056422

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page