Articles | Volume 9, issue 1
Research article
07 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 07 Jan 2021

Measurement of rock glacier surface change over different timescales using terrestrial laser scanning point clouds

Veit Ulrich, Jack G. Williams, Vivien Zahs, Katharina Anders, Stefan Hecht, and Bernhard Höfle


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AR by Lorena Grabowski on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2020)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Oct 2020) by Wolfgang Schwanghart
AR by Veit Ulrich on behalf of the Authors (29 Oct 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Nov 2020) by Wolfgang Schwanghart
ED: Publish as is (03 Nov 2020) by Andreas Lang(Editor)
Short summary
In this work, we use 3D point clouds to detect topographic changes across the surface of a rock glacier. These changes are presented as the relative contribution of surface change during a 3-week period to the annual surface change. By comparing these different time periods and looking at change in different directions, we provide estimates showing that different directions of surface change are dominant at different times of the year. This demonstrates the benefit of frequent monitoring.