Hintereisferner - Austria

Basic Information
Site Name
Hintereisferner
Short name
HEF
Country
Austria
Parent Site Name
Site Description
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.
Last modified
2021-11-23 11:11:59

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General Characteristics and Status
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1894
Observed properties
Geographic
Elevation (average)
2932.00msl
Elevation (min)
2450.00msl
Elevation (max)
3730.00msl
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.
INTERACT (https://eu-interact.org/field-sites/station-hintereis/)This site is a verified "INTERACT" member.
LTER Austria (LTER_EU_AT_042_003)The affiliation of this site with "LTER Austria" is not verified by the network on DEIMS-SDR.
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