The aim of Task 2 is the generation of rock glacier velocity time series in a climate-oriented perspective, meaning data records can contribute to the new product of the GCOS Essential Climate Variable (ECV) Permafrost.


Key points:

  • Promoting the use of satellite SAR interferometry, e.g. Sentinel-1 data, but more generally remote sensing data, for monitoring the rock glacier activity at regional scales and defining appropriate standards and guidelines
  • Integrate as far as possible local-scale monitoring data based on aerial and terrestrial geodetic surveys
  • Setting up of standard guidelines for selecting an appropriate number of rock glaciers per region that can be then used to assess temporal trends with decadal to intra-decadal time steps (product for ECV Permafrost)


Outcomes documents of Task 2

Rock glacier velocity as an associated parameter of ECV Permafrost (Task 2)

Baseline concepts (v3.1) (RGV_BCv3.1) (16.05.2022)