Articles | Volume 10, issue 2
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 10, 203–218, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-10-203-2021
Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 10, 203–218, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gi-10-203-2021

Research article 06 Sep 2021

Research article | 06 Sep 2021

Observation of the rock slope thermal regime, coupled with crackmeter stability monitoring: initial results from three different sites in Czechia (central Europe)

Ondřej Racek et al.

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This paper is dedicated to description of universal, easy-to-modify, and affordable rock slope monitoring system. Using such a system, we are able to monitor environmental variables, the rock mass 3 m subsurface zone temperature profile, and spatiotemporal joint dynamics. We observe differences between three monitored sites. To further data analyses, longer time series are needed. The data will be further used for trend analyses and thermomechanical modelling.