The Graz permafrost monitoring network in the Hohe Tauern National Park (Austria)

Viktor Kaufmann, Andreas Kellerer-Pirklbauer-Eulenstein, Michael Avian, Gerhard Karl Lieb

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Based on the project ALPCHANGE researchers from both the University of
Graz and Graz University of Technology established a permafrost monitoring network at five different monitoring areas in the Hohe Tauern National Park, Central Austria, in 2006. Methodically this network is primarily based on ground temperature measurements, geodetic surface velocity measurements of rock glaciers and surface change detection (e. g. rock fall) using terrestrial laser scanning. For the period 0/4 the first report on these activities was delivered to the national park authorities indicating very permafrost-unfavourable conditions for the reporting year. Additionally, the paper discusses the concept for the documentation of gravitational processes which is going to be implemented in the next years.
Translated title of the contributionDas Grazer Permafrost-Monitoring-Netzwerk im Nationalpark Hohe Tauern (Österreich)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-16
Number of pages8
JournalJoannea Geologie und Paläontologie
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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