Hintereisferner - Austria
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Hintereisferner (glacier) is located at the end of Rofen valley between 2500 and 3750 m altitude. The glacier is situated in Naturpark Ötztal, and one of the glaciers with longest records of glacier mass balance worldwide. In addition to that, a number of hydrological and meteorological observations complete the data base. Currently, 3 weather stations and 6 rain gauges provide data. Topographic and land cover data are available, in the recent years on an annual base. The area is used for Alpine tourism (but without a hut in the basin), for limited hunting and growing a few sheeps.
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