Rock falls in high‐alpine rock walls quantified by terrestrial lidar measurements: A case study in the Mont Blanc area

@article{Rabatel2008RockFI,
  title={Rock falls in high‐alpine rock walls quantified by terrestrial lidar measurements: A case study in the Mont Blanc area},
  author={A. Rabatel and P. Deline and S. Jaillet and L. Ravanel},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={35},
  pages={1-5}
}
  • A. Rabatel, P. Deline, +1 author L. Ravanel
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • Geophysical Research Letters
  • [1] The global warming observed in recent decades and its future increase may affect permafrost distribution on high-mountain faces with consequences for their stability. In this paper, we show that rock falls from high-alpine rock walls can be computed with a decimetre-resolution using lidar measurements. A laser scanner was used to create point clouds and triangulated irregular network models on the east face of the Tour Ronde at 3792 m asl (Mont Blanc massif). Comparison of the models… CONTINUE READING

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