SeisRockHT aims at the establishment of two seismic networks to quantitatively observe seismicity and rockfall events at high alpine north faces. Two study sites in the Austrian Alps were selected for monitoring: the Kitzsteinhorn and the Hoher Sonnblick exhibiting two different scales of the monitoring networks. The smaller scaled Kitzsteinhorn investigation site is closely related to bedrock permafrost processes, whereas the larger-scaled Sonnblick investigation site aims at a classic alpine north face.
The stations of both networks will be equipped with the Ruwai data recorder and for data processing the software psysmon will be used. One goal is to proof the operation of a reliable seismic monitoring network producing data meeting the needs of scientific data analysis by using free design hardware and free software.