Rock glacier inventories and kinematics

This action group (2018-2022) intends to sustain the first steps toward the organization and the management of a network dedicated to rock glacier mapping (inventorying) and to promote the integration of permafrost creep rate (rock glacier kinematics) as a new associated parameter to Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Permafrost within the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) initiative supported by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), characterizing the evolution of mountain permafrost on the global scale. 

This action group is currently in Phase II (July 2020 – June 2022). The first phase took place between 2018 – 2020.

Contact: Reynald Delaloye – reynald.delaloye(at)