16 years of permafrost monitoring (Steintälli, Switzerland)

This summer Riccardo and Maike continued our 16-year long-term monitoring series of permafrost evolution in Steintälli (Turtmanntal, Switzerland). Electrical resistivity and seismic refraction measurements along five transects are used to monitor permafrost degradation in the context of global warming. In addition, laser scanning, extensometer, and UAV observations were conducted to monitor rock slope movements. The field work at high altitudes was very succesful and we are thankful for the strong support of the students Florian Huber and Paul Emil Schmidt. 

If you can't wait to see our results, feel free to check out our paper published in 2021 on the Steintälli: 

Scandroglio, R., Draebing, D., Offer, M. and Krautblatter, M. (2021): 4D quantification of alpine permafrost degradation in steep rock walls using a laboratory‐calibrated electrical resistivity tomography approach. Near Surface Geophysics, 19: 241-260. https://doi.org/10.1002/nsg.12149