OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Derochoir - France
OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Derochoir
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The Derochoir rockglacier is situated above the village of Les Houches, in the western part of the Mont Blanc massif (France). It is one the very few rockglaciers in the Mont Banc massif. It is a small rockglacier with a suspended front, overhanging the torrential catchment of the Arandellys torrent, which flows through the village of Les Houches and eventually caused flooding of parts of the village.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
The role of debris supply by the rockglacier to the torrent is a major concern for the torrential hazard management.The rockglacier is monitored for ground surface temperature and surface displacement.
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