The manual aims to provide a detailed and comprehensive methodology for mapping rock glaciers in Google Earth. The method was developed to support an assessment of permafrost distribution in the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region and the examples are based on this study.
The objectives are
- to provide a step-by-step manual on how to map rock glaciers in Google Earth,
- to provide examples of the diversity of rock glaciers encountered, of permafrost related features, and of how to classify rock glaciers, and
- to provide a step-by-step guide on how to extract spatial attributes from the mapped rock glaciers.