IT11-Himalayan Lakes - Nepal

Basic Information
Site Name
IT11-Himalayan Lakes
Short name
Lake Piramide
Country
Nepal
Site Manager
Funding Agency
Keywords
chemistry
ecology
limnology
paleolimnology
Site Description
The site include two high altitude oligomictic lakes located in the Himalayas (Khumbu Valley, Mt. Everest). Those ecosystem lies at ca. 5000 m a.s.l. and have similar characteristic to other high altitude sites, e.g. Alpine lakes, but they are characterized by a tropical climate being under the influence of monsoon activity.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:14
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1992
Purpose
Limnological research and paleolimnological in high altitude lakes in the Himalayas; Morphology and hydrogeochemical bodies of high-altitude lakes in the Sagarmatha National Park, Project SHARE-ASIA-meteorological research in the Himalayas and Karakorum; Study of the characteristics of the Himalayan weather and climate modeling simulations using the atmospheric circulation
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Geographic
Size
0.57ha
Elevation (average)
5140.00msl
Elevation (min)
5067.00msl
Elevation (max)
5980.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Italia (Italy) (LTER_EU_IT_011)This site is a verified "LTER Italia (Italy)" member.
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