Frost weathering regime and rock slides from steep rock walls with and without permafrost in Norway
We measure rock wall temperatures in c. 25 localities distributed all over Norway. Such rock walls are source areas for rock fall activity and larger rock slides. This events normally are triggered by frost weathering processes.
The thesis will analyses the frost-related activities in such environments, like parameters as frost cracking intensity, freeze-thaw cycling etc.
This analysis will identify areas where we can expect high frost cracking activity, and these areas can be compared to databases of rock fall, in collaboration with the Road Authorities, and maps of permafrost distribution in Norway.
The thesis is part of a NFR funded research project (Cryowall).