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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 Rösch (Teaching assistant)

This field trip is scheduled for 12-31 July 2018. It will be structured into two modules A and B: module A will lead the participants to the Cordillera Blanca, the most heavily glacierized mountain range of the tropics. Its slopes and valleys lead down to cultural landscapes more than 4000 m below the highest summits. Whereas the mountains create a favourable environment for life and economy, managing the risks emanating from the vicinity to the changing high-mountain environments remains a challenge. Consequently, the main topics will include tropical high-mountain environments in a changing climate, consequences for water resources and geohazards, and the management of the resulting risks.

Module B will lead to southern Peru, starting from Arequipa and finishing in Cusco. Areas visited will include 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 will be covered.

Registration for this excursion has closed.

Download general information:[Peru 2018 Description.pdf]
Download draft programme and itinerary: [Peru 2018 Itinerary.pdf]
Download topics for the preparatory seminar: [Peru 2018 Topics.pdf]

Further information on the excursion in BOKU Online

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