Vernagtferner - Austria

Basic Information
Site Name
Vernagtferner
Short name
Vernagtferner
Country
Austria
Parent Site Name
Site Description
The Vernagtferner region has a long tradition of glaciological research performed by groups from Munich. It started in 1889, when Prof. Sebastian Finsterwalder from the Technical University in Munich produced the first map of a complete glacier based on terrestrial photogrammetry. Since then, numerous maps of the glacier have been made, describing the change in surface elevation for more than a century. These maps form the basis of the geodetic method of glacier mass balance determination, which provides volume changes as average data for the period between two surveys, i.e. typically for 10 years. Since the start of the glaciological method on Vernagtferner in 1964, annual as well as winter and summer mass balance data are available continuously. But only since 1973, the construction of the Vernagtbach station, approximately 1 km below the glacier margin at that time, provided the means to record a larger number of hydrological and meteorological parameters with a temporal resolution of typically 1 hour. For more information see Braun, L. & Escher-Vetter, H. (2012): Gletscherforschung am Vernagtferner. Themenband zum fünfzigjährigen Gründungsjubiläum der Kommission für Glaziologie der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, München. In: Kuhn, M.: Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glzialgeologie. Band 45/46 (2011/2012).
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2021-11-23 11:11:25

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1889
Observed properties
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Geographic
Size
839.00ha
Elevation (average)
3123.00msl
Elevation (min)
2635.00msl
Elevation (max)
3631.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
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_042_002)The affiliation of this site with "LTER Austria" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
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