Kesselwandferner/Gepatschferner - Austria

Basic Information
Site Name
Kesselwandferner/Gepatschferner
Short name
Kesselwandferner
Country
Austria
Parent Site Name
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Site Description
The LTER site Kesselwandferner comprises one of the largest connected glacier areas in eastern Alps with the three glaciers Kesselwandferner, Gepatschferner and Weissseeferner plus the area of the community of Kaunertal located downstreams. Gepatschferner glacier has one of the longest time seriesof glacier advances and retreats spanning the Holocene. These data are complemented by the first ice core drilled in the Austrian Eastern Alps. The records of mass balance and ice flow velocities measured at Kesselwandferner are amongst the longest in the world. A new museum opened in 2021 presents ongoing and past research including ecological, hydrological and permafrost studies.
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2021-11-23 11:11:49

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Weißseeferner with Weißseespitze and Kesselwandferner

Weißseeferner with Weißseespitze and Kesselwandferner

Geographic
Size
19847.00ha
Elevation (average)
3208.00msl
Elevation (min)
2495.00msl
Elevation (max)
3502.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)The affiliation of this site with "World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
LTER Austria (LTER_EU_AT_016)This site is a verified "LTER Austria" member.
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