The Moosfluh Rock Slope Instability
The Moosfluh is located the valley flank overlooking the Great Aletsch glacier. The glacier has been undergoing rapid retreat, and as a consequence, several rock slope instabilities are responding to those rapid changes with increasing activity (e.g. DSF and MSF landslides indicated in the accompanying landslide distribution map (right).
We’ve been studying interactions between glacier retreat and rock slope instability since 2008 – our findings have relevance for all mountainous regions undergoing deglaciation, most likely as a result of climate change.
You can read several highlights of our work below or follow this external link for more detailed information in our 2016 scientific article published in Geophysical Research Letters.