Jamtalferner - Austria

Basic Information
Site Name
Jamtalferner
Short name
Jamtalferner
Country
Austria
Site Manager
Keywords
Climate and Hydrology
climate change
Glacier Monitoring
microclimate
rockglacier
succession
Site Description
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.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:17
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1989
Purpose
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.
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Jamtalferner

Jamtalferner

Geographic
Size
340.00ha
Elevation (average)
2926.00msl
Elevation (min)
2425.00msl
Elevation (max)
3160.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER Austria (LTER_EU_AT_014)This site is a verified "LTER Austria" member.
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