OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Zongo Glacier - Bolivia
OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Zongo Glacier
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).
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
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.
Longest series in the Andes
Affiliation and Network Specific Information