OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Derochoir - France

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Derochoir
Short name
DE
Country
France
Site Manager
Operating Organisation
Funding Agency
Site Description
The Derochoir rockglacier is situated above the village of Les Houches, in the western part of the Mont Blanc massif (France). It is one the very few rockglaciers in the Mont Banc massif. It is a small rockglacier with a suspended front, overhanging the torrential catchment of the Arandellys torrent, which flows through the village of Les Houches and eventually caused flooding of parts of the village.
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2020-06-29 10:06:46

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
2010
Purpose
The role of debris supply by the rockglacier to the torrent is a major concern for the torrential hazard management.The rockglacier is monitored for ground surface temperature and surface displacement.
Parameters
Geographic
Size
7.50ha
Elevation (average)
2520.00msl
Elevation (min)
2420.00msl
Elevation (max)
2630.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER France (CZO_EU_FR_227)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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