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Excursion Peru
Georesources and georisks: mountainscapes of the tropical Andes across times


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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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