Abstract

The climatic and glacial history of two locations in the central Alps has been discussed by Zoller et al. (1966). A brief outline of one aspect of this work is given here. In order to explain some peculiar lateral moraines which are only 30–50 m above the valley floor, and a thick layer of presumably glacial deposit down valley, a surge has been postulated, which was triggered by a rock avalanche onto the glacier.

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