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Marmolada, radar installed for new collapses: one minute’s notice to escape

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Marmolada, radar installed for new collapses: one minute’s notice to escape

Canazei (Trento) 6 July 2022 – Tomorrow i rescuers they will return to the Marmolada glacier. The teams will work from the ground. An operation that required great preparation for the risk of collapses. In the event of an alarm, the rescuers will have a minute to escape. The goal: to recover the five missing and understand how the front of the collapse is moving.

Mauro Gaddo

But why radar and interferometers have not been used before to assess the health of the Marmolada? Mauro Gaddodirector of Meteo Trentino, explains it this way: “They are instruments typically used in landslides, which are slow and can last for years. The glacier is alive, it moves perennially. So these instruments would go into confusion, so to speak, they would not be able to give Moreover, we are at very high altitudes, they are delicate tools, require power. It would not make sense to place them on all the glaciers of the Alps. “On the sidelines, however, a technician says: radar? only one in all of Italy.

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