OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Col du Dome - France

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Col du Dome
Short name
CDD
Country
France
Site Manager
Site Description
Col du Dome (CDD) is a high plateau located in the Mont-Blanc massif (4250 m a.s.l.). Ice is cold at this altitude whatever the month of the year. Accumulation varies between 0.5 and 3 m w.e and is mostly governed by the wind. Périodic ice cores are drilled in the ice to monitor ice temperature. A weather station runs permanently. CDD is a part on the GLACIOCLIM/CRYOBS-CLIM Observatory.
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2020-06-29 10:06:43

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1994
Purpose
CDD is one of the rare place in the Alps to study temperature warming at high altitude as the ice is cold. Different cores drilled in the ice since 1994 aim at recontructing climate in the Alps since 1850. A warming signal is also observed in the cores.
Research Topics
Geographic
Size
50.00ha
Elevation (average)
4250.00msl
Elevation (min)
4150.00msl
Elevation (max)
4350.00msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER EuropeThis site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
LTER France (CZO_FR_EU_214)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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