Jamtalferner - Austria
Parent Site Name
Climate and Hydrology
The site is located at the main Alpine ridge in Silvretta group right at the border between Austria and Switzerland. Jamtalferner glacier and it's forefield is subject to scientific reseach for more than 100 years. Current monitoring includes climate, hydrology, glacier mass balance and succession in the periglacial area. In addition to that, several short time research projects are carried out, e.g. concerning glacier albedo. The site inlcudes the glacier itself and its forefield between 3200 and 2400 m a.s.l. close to Jamtal hut. More information can be found at the website of the environmental education program Jamtal www.umweltbildung-jamtal.info.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
The site aims at investigating the development of the relation between man and environment at various scales in different times. Therefore, the monitoring part is used as a basis for various research projects, with the results beeing compiled for public via the environmental education program Jamtal.
Affiliation and Network Specific Information