OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Vallon de Roche Noire - France

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Vallon de Roche Noire
Short name
Roche Noire
Country
France
Site Manager
Operating Organisation
Funding Agency
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Site Description
The Vallon de Roche Noire is situated between the Col du Lautaret and the Col du Galibier, in the French Alps, and extends from 2300 m to more than 2800 m. The catchment is mainly covered by alpine meadows and is surrounded by flysch cliffs. It represents an almost undisturbed alpine pasture landscape.
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2020-06-29 10:06:34

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Planned
Year Established
2012
Purpose
The Vallon de Roche Noire is equipped for monitoring of seasonnally frozen ground. Many ecological survey plots of the SAJF are distributed at various altitudes and aspects in the catchment. Seasonal frost is measured on 6 profiles at 10, 30 and 50 cm depth. All profiles are situated on ecological plots. Subsurface temperature is also measured on some 20 other ecological plots by SAJF. A snow measurement station of the MeteoFrance/Nivose network is operated since 2015 at the midpoint of the catchment.
History
Experimental soil temperature profiles were installed in summer 2012 on six ecological survey plots. A snow measurement station of the MeteoFrance/Nivose network is operated since octobre 2015 near one of the profiles.
Geographic
Size
350.00ha
Elevation (average)
2550.00msl
Elevation (min)
2300.00msl
Elevation (max)
3116.00msl
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_230)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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