Motion of rock glaciers
Frozen debris in mountains can deform, creep and develop tongue-shaped landforms, so-called rock glaciers. Rock glaciers are found in most could mountains on Earth. Their ice content makes them sensitive to changes in air- and ground temperature, and snow cover. However, the response of rock glaciers to climatic changes is very little understood.
The purpose of this study is to map the movement of rock glaciers and their changes over time using image matching between repeat optical air photos and satellite data or using radar interferometry. Potential study sites in most major mountain ranges on Earth.