In September 2019, Planpincieux glacier started to accelerate his descending motion. The glacier is located under the famous Grande Jorasses, Mont Blanc massif, and in this momenti, its front is on a big slope change. The high temperatures, recorded also in the mountain areas, encouraged the acceleration of the ice mass. There aren’t houses and people in danger, but the local street of the Val Ferret does.
Our technicians installed a GEO Surveyor system, for the continuous monitoring of the front of the glacier, in combination with a radar system developed by an other company.
Here the video of the installation, by LocalTeam
In addiction, this site is perfect in order to test the new functions of GEO Surveyor, that is able to generate motion maps on the image plane. This is made by the continuous comparison of the HD images taken by the system: