Istituto Scientifico Angelo Mosso (MOSSO) - Italy

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Istituto Scientifico Angelo Mosso (MOSSO)

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MOSSO

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Italy

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General Site Description: 

Istituto Angelo Mosso, Passo Salati-Col d'Olen (Alagna Valsesia (VC)/Gressoney La Trinité (AO), Piemonte/Valle d'Aosta region.

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History

Site Status: 

existing

Year Site Established: 

1907

Size : 

90.00ha

Purpose of Site : 

The main purpose of this research Site is to study the characteristics of soils, waters and also snow of different study sites at different elevations in the alpine tundra of the Alps, with a particular focus on the effects of the environmental factors ( e.g. snow cover duration, soil temperature and moisture, air temperature) on the carbon and nitrogen dynamics. In summer 2016, other plots were added in order to investigate the relation between abiotic factors (both climatic and pedoclimatic), soil chemistry and vegetation in snowbed areas.

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Latitude: 45.877000000000
Longitude: 7.872000000000

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