Kesselwandferner/Gepatschferner - Austria

Basic Information
Site Name
Kesselwandferner/Gepatschferner
Short name
Kesselwandferner
Country
Austria
Parent Site Name
Site Manager
Keywords
Glacier Monitoring
ice flow velocity
Site Description
Kesselwandferner glacier is situated in Rofen Valley, Ötztal Alps, Austria, between 2800 and 3400 m. The records of mass balance and ice flow velocities are amongst the longest in the world. Right next to the glacier, an alpine hut is located. The area is accessible by foot or helicopter. The glaciers Kesselwandferner and Gepatschferner have been investigated for more than one century, with a broad range of subjects covered.
Last modified
2020-06-29 10:06:20
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1952
Purpose
On Kesselwandferner, the longest time series of 3D measurements of flow velocities in Austria takes part.
Research Topics
Parameters
Geographic
Size
390.00ha
Elevation (average)
3208.00msl
Elevation (min)
2750.00msl
Elevation (max)
3450.00msl
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_016)This site is a verified "LTER Austria" member.
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