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Glacier changes and their impacts on mountain tourism: two case studies from the Italian Alps / Claudio Smiraglia, and 6 others.

Title: Glacier changes and their impacts on mountain tourism: two case studies from the Italian Alps / Claudio Smiraglia, and 6 others.
Author(s): Smiraglia, Claudio.
Date: 2008.
Publisher: California: University of California Press
In: Darkening peaks : glacier retreat, science and society. (2008.),
Abstract: Notes increases in summer tourism in glacial/periglacial areas and examines hazards associated with effects of glacier retreat. Charts increased summer skiing on Vedretta Piana glacier, loss of 64% of skiable area since 1965 and overcrowding. Examines accident and rescue statistics. Describes glacier morphology, focusing on crevasses increasingly exposed in late summer. Argues that transporting snow from accumulation basin to fill crevasses and create safe trails between ski runs accelerates glacier shrinkage and predicts glacier's disappearance in about 35 years. Examines case of Miage ice-contact lake, where calving creates waves up to 5 m high and boulders fall from top of cliff. Notes increasing number of calving glaciers in Italy. Reviews history of calving and lake emptying episodes, increasing visitation and accidents. Lake emptying makes icefoot more accessible and falls more likely. Identifies three types of visitors and discusses risk management (limiting influx, marking sightseeing points, etc.)
Notes:

In: Darkening peaks : glacier retreat, science and society / Ben Orlove, Ellen Wiegandt, Brian H. Luckman, eds.

Keywords: 551.32 -- Glaciology.
551.324 -- Land ice.
551.324.22 -- Glaciers: Miage.
551.324.22 -- Glaciers: Vedretta Piana.
551.324.63 -- Land ice, advance and retreat.
551.583 -- Climatic changes.
551.321 -- Glaciological methods and instruments.
624.144 -- Damage caused by snow and ice.
551.324.83 -- Land ice, load.
551.332.56 -- Lakes, ice-dammed. Glacial lakes. Disruption of water drainage.
551.324.433 -- Land ice, ablation and calving.
551.324.85 -- Crevasses.
796.922 -- Ski-ing.
796.51.7 -- Tourism.
551.578.46 -- Snow cover and snow patches.
551.324.43 -- Land ice, regime and mass balance.
E5 -- Glaciology: land ice.
SPRI record no.: 188357

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