B. Bookhagen, P. Lacroix and E.
Berthier, Chair of session 6
(Apologies for the multiple posting)
Sessions > 6. Multi-timescale glacier and landslide
Deformation and kinematic of glaciers, landslides, and rock
glaciers vary over multiple time scales responding to internal
and external forcing factors. Five decades of remote-sensing
data and recent satellite launches with short temporal and high
spatial resolution enable unprecedented detailed studies of
transport and deformation processes over extensive areas.
Continuous monitoring and decadal trend analysis allow a more
refined understanding and impact of forcing factors such as
earthquakes, climate change, and infrastructural development.
In this session we particularly encourage presentations related
to: (i) deformation of glaciers and landslides from sub-seasonal
to decadal time scales; (ii) precursory patterns of
gravitational failures from space; (iii) volume change and mass
balances of glaciers; (iv) calibration/validation of mechanical
models of glaciers/landslides from geodetic measurements; (v)
localized and bulk deformation; (vi) glacier-landslide
interactions, including impact of debris on glacier melt
processes and impact of glacier retreat on slope stabilities.
This session wish also to address the specificities of
monitoring from space and in the field small and rapidly
changing objects such as landslide and glaciers, compared to