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Institute for Earth Observation

Institute for Earth Observation

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Glacier melt, storm damage and droughts have become emblematic of climate change. Mountain environments and societies are particularly vulnerable to these changes. At the Institute for Earth Observation we monitor the environmental dynamics of the Earth's surface in mountainous areas with the goal of understanding these changes and developing recommendations for risk management.

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Our researcher is measuring snow depth on the field in Schnalstal Valley (BZ), using a snow probe © Eurac Research - Peter James Zellner/Riccardo Barella
Our researchers are discussing the current snow cover situation in South Tyrol / Alps based on satellite pictures© Eurac Research - Ivo Corrà
Our researcher is taking ground measurements in Matschertal Valley (BZ) to validate the indices derived from the satellite data.© Eurac Research - Mattia Rossi
In the Proslide project, researchers exploit a variety of data sources, such as information derived from laserscanning (see this photograph from Passeiertal Valley), to predict the occurrence of shallow landslides.© Eurac Research - Stefan Steger

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Climate and Disaster Risk

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MAGAZINE Science Stories that Inspire

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Mountains worldwide have two weeks less snow on average than in 1982

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La siccità nelle Alpi: online, in un colpo d'occhio

Il nuovo portale, regolarmente aggiornato, rende visibili anomalie climatiche

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