About this book
This book discusses the recession of alpine glaciers since the end of the Little Ice Age (LIA), which has been accelerating in the past decades. It provides an overview of the research in the field, presenting definitions and information about the different proglacial areas and systems. A number of case studies are from the PROSA project group which encompasses the expertise of geomorphologists, geologists, glaciologists and geodesists. The PROSA joint project (High-resolution measurements of morphodynamics in rapidly changing PROglacial Systems of the Alps) is determined to tackle the problems of geomorphic activity on sediment export through a quantification of sediment fluxes effected by the aforementioned geomorphic processes within the forefield of the Gepatschferner glacier (Central Alps, Austria).
Alpine Landscapes Deglaciated Alpine Landscapes Geomorphology of Proglacial Systems Proglacial Systems Sediment Budgets
“Geomorphology of Proglacial Systems represents a significant contribution to a developing area of geomorphology. The book provides a useful state-of-the-art survey of the geomorphological processes and dynamics of glacier forelands … . It should be of considerable interest not only to geomorphologists but also to a wide range of natural environmental scientists seeking to understand processes in the landscape and/or reconstructing environmental change in cold climates, including readers of The Holocene.” (John A Matthews, The Holocene, Vol. 29 (7), 2019)