The phase III of the Aletsch project has just started with lots of exciting field campaigns during this summer! The main goal of this project is to investigate rock damage processes caused by pore pressure and temperature variations, and to understand instability mechanisms at the scale of the valley-slope in actual deglaciating environment.
With Marc Hugentobler (PhD student) and Valentin Gischig, we were doing some logging and hydraulic tests in recently drilled boreholes. What a unique place for field work!! More information regarding the advancements of this project will be coming soon!
- Grämiger, Lorenz (2017), Beyond debuttressing: Thermo-hydro-mechanical rock slope damage during glacial cycles. Doctoral thesis.
- Grämiger, L.M., Moore, J.R., Gischig, V.S., Ivy-Ochs, S., Loew, S., 2017. Beyond debuttressing: Mechanics of paraglacial rock slope damage during repeat glacial cycles. J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf. 122, 1004–1036. doi:10.1002/2016JF003967