Handbook of Geotourism
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Handbook of Geotourism

Edited by Ross Dowling and David Newsome

Ross Dowling and David Newsome present an original, substantial and much-needed contribution to the field which will further our understanding of geotourism in theory and practice. This Handbook defines, characterises and explores the subject through a range of international perspectives and case studies, identifying geotourism as a rapidly emerging form of urban and regional sustainable development.
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Chapter 10: Geotourism and risk: a case study of rockfall hazard at Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Heather Purdie, Stephen Espiner and Christopher Gomez

Abstract

Rapid recession and thinning of mountain glaciers worldwide is resulting in environmental change that is altering the hazard-scape experienced by visitors. Relationships between rockfall and the changing glacier surface were explored at Fox Glacier, a glacier that is a key tourist destination. A simple rockfall model demonstrated that rocks could travel a further 50 metres out onto the receding glacier, compared to in 2008 when the glacier was advancing. Improving our understanding of natural hazards is essential to the sustainability of the industry given the importance of glacier-related tourism in the local and regional economies.

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