Hydrologic relevance and climate response of rock glaciers

Rock glaciers contain a significant amount of ice. However, the permafrost-related landforms are much less well investigated than glaciers. We improve the knowledge about the occurrence, ice volume and their climate response. We apply a holistic approach combining multi-scale and multi-temporal remote sensing and geophysical physical field investigations. The project focuses on rock glaciers in the Austrian Alps and in the Tien Shan (Central Asia).