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Haeberli, Wilfried; Patzelt, Gernot (1982): Permafrost mapping on glaciers in the Ötztal, Austria. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Haeberli, W; Patzelt, G (1982): Permafrostkartierung im Gebiet der Hochebenkar-Blockgletscher, Obergurgl, Ötztaler Alpen. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 18(2), 127-150, hdl:10013/epic.40222.d001

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The occurrence of permafrost in the region of the Hochebenkar rock glaciers has been mapped in detail. For this purpose basal temperatures of the winter snow cover were measured at over 250 sites (BTS-method), II refraction-seismic profiles were taken in frozen and unfrozen unconsolidated sediments and 12 springs were investigated in terms of their summer temperature 128 W. Haeberli und G. PatzeIt variations. The combination of seismic refraction and the BTS-method allows rapid and reliable mapping of alpine permafrost, and at the same time enables differences in active-Iayer thickness to be established. The resuIts of the observations confirm the ideas developed in the Swiss Alps in recent years about the relationships between permafrost and rock glaciers: rock glaciers are creep phenomena of discontinuous alpine permafrost.
Glaciers Austria
Latitude: 46.795000 * Longitude: 11.000000
Date/Time Start: 1956-08-14T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1980-09-12T00:00:00
Hochebenkar * Latitude: 46.795000 * Longitude: 11.000000 * Location: Ötztal, Tyrolian Alps, Austria * Method/Device: Geological mapping (GEOMAP)
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