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Hartl, Lea; Fischer, Andrea; Stocker-Waldhuber, Martin; Abermann, Jakob (2016): Flow velocity records at Rock Glacier Outer Hochebenkar (Äußeres Hochebenkar), Ötztal, Tyrolian Alps, Austria. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Hartl, L et al. (2016): Recent speed-up of an Alpine rock glacier: an updated chronology of the kinematics of Outer Hochebenkar rock glacier based on geodetic measurements. Geografiska Annaler Series A-Physical Geography, 98(2), 129-141,

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Surface velocities have been regularly monitored at the rock glacier in Outer Hochebenkar, Ötztal Alps, Austria since the early 1950s. This study provides an update to previously published surface velocity time series, showing mean profile velocities of four cross profiles since the beginning of the measurements (1951,1954, 1997; depending on the profile), as well as single block displacements from 1998 to 2015. Profiles P1, P2 and P3 have moved between 42 and 90 m, at mean velocities between 0.70 and 1.48 m/yr, since they were first established in the early 1950s (1951/54). Profile P0, established in 1997, has since moved 13 m or 0.75 m/yr. An acceleration can be observed at all profiles since the late 1990s, with a particularly sharp velocity increase since 2010. All profiles reached a new maximum velocity in 2015, with 1.98 m/yr at the slowest profile (P0) and 6.37 m/yr at the fastest profile (P1). Year-to-year variations in profile velocities cannot be clearly attributed to inter-annual variations of climatic parameters like mean annual air temperature, summer temperature, positive degree days, or precipitation. However, higher correlation is found between velocities and cumulative anomalies of air temperature (mean annual air temperature and positive degree days) and summer precipitation, suggesting that these parameters play a key role for the movement of the rock glacier. The lower profiles (P0, P1) show more pronounced year-to-year variations than the upper profiles (P2, P3). It is considered likely that processes other than climatic forcing (e.g. sliding, topography) contribute to the different velocity patterns at the four profiles.
The data series continues annually, see: doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.928244
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Stocker-Waldhuber, Martin; Fischer, Andrea; Hartl, Lea; Abermann, Jakob; Schneider, Heralt (2021): Flow velocity records at Rock Glacier Outer Hochebenkar (Äußeres Hochebenkar), Ötztal, Tyrolian Alps, Austria, 1997 et seq. PANGAEA,
Median Latitude: 46.835920 * Median Longitude: 11.006456 * South-bound Latitude: 46.832461 * West-bound Longitude: 11.004059 * North-bound Latitude: 46.838626 * East-bound Longitude: 11.010321
Date/Time Start: 1997-09-23T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2015-08-27T00:00:00
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