Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 97–129, 2022
Earth Surf. Dynam., 10, 97–129, 2022
Research article
01 Feb 2022
Research article | 01 Feb 2022

Permafrost in monitored unstable rock slopes in Norway – new insights from temperature and surface velocity measurements, geophysical surveying, and ground temperature modelling

Bernd Etzelmüller et al.

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This paper is a multi-authored study documenting the possible existence of permafrost in permanently monitored rockslides in Norway for the first time by combining a multitude of field data, including geophysical surveys in rock walls. The paper discusses the possible role of thermal regime and rockslide movement, and it evaluates the possible impact of atmospheric warming on rockslide dynamics in Norwegian mountains.