OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Zongo Glacier - Bolivia

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Zongo Glacier
Short name
ZNG
Country
Bolivia
Site Manager
Site Description
Zongo Glacier is located in the Huayna Potosi region (Cordillera Real, Bolivia) 30 km north of La Paz city, between the dry Altiplano plateau in the west and the wet Amazonian basin in the east, under outer tropics meteorological conditions (strong seasonality in precipitation, low seasonality in temperature).
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2020-09-02 11:09:47

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1991
Purpose
All the series on Zongo glacier (ZNG) are unique and necessary for glaciological studies. They permit to calibrate models in order to determine future glacier evolution. Zongo data are also unique to test hydrological model in the catchment. ZNG has also been a site to develop and test instruments, methods and models.
History
Longest series in the Andes
Research Topics
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Geographic
Size
1875.00ha
Elevation (average)
5500.00msl
Elevation (min)
4900.00msl
Elevation (max)
6100.00msl
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_FR_EU_221)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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