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Remote sensing technologies for monitoring climate change impacts on glacier- and permafrost-related hazards


Kääb, Andreas; Huggel, Christian; Fischer, L (2006). Remote sensing technologies for monitoring climate change impacts on glacier- and permafrost-related hazards. In: ECI Conference on Geohazards, Lillehammer (NO), 18 June 2006 - 21 June 2006, online.

Abstract

Glacier- and permafrost-related hazards represent a continuous threat to human lives and infrastructure in high mountain regions. Because the surface and subsurface ice involved is generally close to melting conditions, glacier and permafrost hazards are particularly sensitive to climate changes. The present shift of cryospheric hazard zones due to atmospheric warming, process interactions and chain reactions, and the potential far reach of glacier disasters make it necessary to apply modern remote sensing techniques for the assessment of glacier and permafrost hazards in high mountains. In this contribution we provide an overview of different hazard types and how air- and space-borne remote sensing methods can be applied for their assessment.

Glacier- and permafrost-related hazards represent a continuous threat to human lives and infrastructure in high mountain regions. Because the surface and subsurface ice involved is generally close to melting conditions, glacier and permafrost hazards are particularly sensitive to climate changes. The present shift of cryospheric hazard zones due to atmospheric warming, process interactions and chain reactions, and the potential far reach of glacier disasters make it necessary to apply modern remote sensing techniques for the assessment of glacier and permafrost hazards in high mountains. In this contribution we provide an overview of different hazard types and how air- and space-borne remote sensing methods can be applied for their assessment.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:21 June 2006
Deposited On:28 Mar 2013 10:01
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:43
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://dc.engconfintl.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1016&context=geohazards
Related URLs:http://dc.engconfintl.org/geohazards/ (Publisher)
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-77035

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