Study area


The European Alps offer an excellent opportunity as a field laboratory. The selected study areas are established long-term permafrost monitoring sites distributed over a large part of the Alps and provide comprehensive geophysical data and ground temperatures for validation. The morphology of the sites ranges from rock glaciers and talus slopes with high ice content to bedrock permafrost with lower ice contents. First SIP measurements have been conducted in summer 2018 at 11 different permafrost sites, as indicated in the figure below.