Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Research article
28 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 28 Jun 2022

Towards accurate quantification of ice content in permafrost of the Central Andes – Part 2: An upscaling strategy of geophysical measurements to the catchment scale at two study sites

Tamara Mathys, Christin Hilbich, Lukas U. Arenson, Pablo A. Wainstein, and Christian Hauck

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Arenson, L. U. and Jakob, M.: The significance of rock glaciers in the dry Andes - A discussion of Azócar and Brenning (2010) and Brenning and Azócar (2010), Permafrost Periglac. Process., 21, 282–285,, 2010. a, b, c, d, e, f, g
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With ongoing climate change, there is a pressing need to understand how much water is stored as ground ice in permafrost. Still, field-based data on permafrost in the Andes are scarce, resulting in large uncertainties regarding ground ice volumes and their hydrological role. We introduce an upscaling methodology of geophysical-based ground ice quantifications at the catchment scale. Our results indicate that substantial ground ice volumes may also be present in areas without rock glaciers.