Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
Research article
15 Jan 2019
Research article |  | 15 Jan 2019

Evaluating the destabilization susceptibility of active rock glaciers in the French Alps

Marco Marcer, Charlie Serrano, Alexander Brenning, Xavier Bodin, Jason Goetz, and Philippe Schoeneich


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AR by Marco Marcer on behalf of the Authors (18 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (25 Sep 2018) by Moritz Langer
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (23 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Oct 2018) by Moritz Langer
AR by Marco Marcer on behalf of the Authors (02 Nov 2018)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (28 Nov 2018) by Moritz Langer
Short summary
This study aims to assess the occurrence of rock glacier destabilization in the French Alps, a process that causes a landslide-like behaviour of permafrost debris slopes. A significant number of the landforms in the region were found to be experiencing destabilization. Multivariate analysis suggested a link between destabilization occurrence and permafrost thaw induced by climate warming. These results call for a regional characterization of permafrost hazards in the context of climate change.