Essays about: "Alps"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 essays containing the word Alps.

  1. 1. Implications of a rapidly thinning ice-margin for annual moraine formation at Gornergletscher, Switzerland

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Geologiska institutionen

    Author : Lukas Rettig; [2020]
    Keywords : Recessional moraines; Ice-marginal processes; Glacier retreat; Glacial geomorphology; Glacial sedimentology; Alpine glaciers; Swiss Alps; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : This study examines genetic processes and climatological significance of annual moraine formation in the foreland of Gornergletscher, a large alpine-valley glacier located in the southern Swiss Alps. A particular focus is set on moraine ridges that have been forming between 2007 and 2019, a period when the glacier has been subject to accelerated retreat and pronounced frontal thinning. READ MORE

  2. 2. Simulation of road slope with brake applications on horizontal ground

    University essay from Luleå tekniska universitet/Institutionen för teknikvetenskap och matematik

    Author : Ivar Rockström; [2020]
    Keywords : Brakes; Simulation; CAN-bus;

    Abstract : During some operations the brake system on a truck is exposed to severe stress and hightemperatures. To ensure function and safety during these operations, Scania test thebrake system both test rigs and in actual trucks around the world. READ MORE

  3. 3. Aspects of Error Quantification and Evaluation in Digital Elevation Models for Glacier Surfaces

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemvetenskap

    Author : Jip Jan van Zoonen; [2020]
    Keywords : Geography; Geographical Information Systems; GIS; Physical Geography; Digital Elevation Model; DEM; Glaciology; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Aspects of Error Quantification and Evaluation in Digital Elevation Models for Glacier Surfaces This study explores methods to quantify and evaluate error in digital elevation models (DEMs) built from remotely sensed elevation data of the Hintereisferner glacier. A special focus lies on glacier surfaces because glaciers are often inaccessible for field observations but at the same time prone to measurement errors. READ MORE

  4. 4. "Tourism Rules Everything Around Me" : A Case Study on Alienation and Tourism in the Alps

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Humanekologi

    Author : Franz-Josef Greiter; [2019]
    Keywords : Tourism; Alienation; Mountain Tourism; Acceleration; Extended Case Method; Human Ecology; Austrian Alps; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Tourism has become one of the largest and fastest growing industries of the global capitalist economy. In the case of Austria, it is responsible for nearly one sixth of the GDP. This development is connected to an incredible economic growth and structural changes in formerly remote mountain villages in the Austrian Alps. READ MORE

  5. 5. Processes of lateral moraine formation at a debris-covered glacier, Suldenferner (Vedretta di Solda), Italy

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Geologiska institutionen

    Author : Monika Rabanser; [2019]
    Keywords : Lateral moraines; Moraine genesis; Moraine stability; Debris-covered glaciers; Clast shape; Alps; Sedimentology; Glacier fluctuations; Earth and Environmental Sciences;

    Abstract : Lateral moraines are key features of glacial landscapes in high-alpine mountain areas. Research on lateral moraine formation is mostly limited to clean-ice glaciers; lateral moraine formation at the margins of debris-covered glaciers is currently poorly understood in an Alpine and sedimentological context. READ MORE