OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Col du Dome - France
OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Col du Dome
Parent Site Name
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.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
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.
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