Hintereisferner - Austria
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.
General Characteristics and Status
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
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.