Georesources and georisks: mountainscapes of the tropical Andes across times
BOKU 872.079 EX1.5 SS2018
Martin Mergili, Adam Emmer, Florian Roesch (Teaching assistant)
This field trip took place from 12 to 31 July 2018. It was structured into two modules A and B: module A led the participants to the Cordillera Blanca, the most heavily glacierized mountain range of the tropics. The main topics included tropical high-mountain environments in a changing climate, consequences for water resources and geohazards, and the management of the resulting risks. Module B led to southern Peru, starting from Arequipa and finishing in Cusco. Areas visited were the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, and Machu Picchu. A broad range of topics such as geology, geomorphology, elevation zones, and societies of the tropical Andes were covered.
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