New publication: Three-dimensional subsurface architecture and its influence on the spatiotemporal development of a retrogressive thaw slump in the Richardson Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada

New publication: Three-dimensional subsurface architecture and its influence on the spatiotemporal development of a retrogressive thaw slump in the Richardson Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada

March 6, 2023

Lead by our colleagues Julius Kunz, Christof Kneisel and Roland Baumhauer from the Department of Physical Geography (University of Würzburg), we just published a new paper titled “Three-dimensional subsurface architecture and its influence on the spatiotemporal development of a retrogressive thaw slump in the Richardson Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada”

From the abstract: The development of retrogressive thaw slumps (RTS) is known to be strongly influenced by relief-related parameters, permafrost characteristics, and climatic triggers. To deepen the understanding of RTS, this study examines the subsurface characteristics in the vicinity of an active thaw slump, located in the Richardson Mountains (Western Canadian Arctic). The investigations aim to identify relationships between the spatiotemporal slump development and the influence of subsurface structures. Information on these were gained by means of electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) and ground-penetrating radar (GPR). The spatiotemporal development of the slump was revealed by high-resolution satellite imagery and unmanned aerial vehicle–based digital elevation models (DEMs).

Read the full article (open access) here: https://go.uniwue.de/mm47c

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