Lago Paione Inferiore - Italy

Basic Information
Site Name
Lago Paione Inferiore
Short name
LPI
Country
Italy
Parent Site Name
Site Manager
Site Owner
Keywords
acidification
atmospheric deposition
climate change
Site Description
Lakes Paione were studied for the fist time in the 1940’s by Vittorio Tonolli (data on lake morphometry, chemical analysis of lake water, biological characteristics). The lakes have been studied since the late 1970s in the framework of several research projects on mountain lakes funded by the EU. e.g. “Quantification of the susceptibility of Alpine lakes to acidification" (1988-1991), "AL:PE, Acidification of mountain Lakes: Palaeolimnology and Ecology" (1991-1994), "MOLAR: MOuntain LAkes Research" (1996-99), “EMERGE: European Mountain lakes Ecosystems: Regionalisation, diaGnostic and socio-economic Evaluation" (2000-2003). Since 1995 Lakes Paione have been included in the UN-ECE Program ICP-WATERS (International Cooperative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Acidification of Rivers and Lakes)
Metadata Update Date
2019-07-02 16:10:44
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
1978
Purpose
Long-term research on the effects of atmospheric pollutants (acidifiyng compounds, heavy metals, nitrogen) and climate change on chemistry and biology of the lake.
History
Lakes Paione were studied for the fist time in the 1940’s by Vittorio Tonolli (data on lake morphometry, chemical analysis of lake water, biological characteristics). The lakes have been studied since the late 1970s in the framework of several research projects on mountain lakes funded by the EU. e.g. “Quantification of the susceptibility of Alpine lakes to acidification" (1988-1991), "AL:PE, Acidification of mountain Lakes: Palaeolimnology and Ecology" (1991-1994), "MOLAR: MOuntain LAkes Research" (1996-99), “EMERGE: European Mountain lakes Ecosystems: Regionalisation, diaGnostic and socio-economic Evaluation" (2000-2003). Since 1995 Lakes Paione have been included in the UN-ECE Program ICP-WATERS (International Cooperative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Acidification of Rivers and Lakes)
Photos
not defined
Geographic
Size
0.86ha
Elevation (average)
2002.00msl
Elevation (min)
2002.00msl
Elevation (max)
2269.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
LTER Italia (LTER_EU_IT_088)This site is a verified LTER Italia member
Projects