Kaunertal - Austria

The LTER site Kesselwandferner comprises one of the largest connected glacier areas in eastern Alps with the three glaciers Kesselwandferner, Gepatschferner and Weissseeferner plus the area of the community of Kaunertal located downstreams. Gepatschferner glacier has one of the longest time seriesof glacier advances and retreats spanning the Holocene. These data are complemented by the first ice core drilled in the Austrian Eastern Alps. The records of mass balance and ice flow velocities measured at Kesselwandferner are amongst the longest in the world. A new museum opened in 2021 presents ongoing and past research including ecological, hydrological and permafrost studies.

Identifier
Source https://deims.org/864da259-371e-4701-b72a-5295de28d6c6
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Metadata Access https://deims.org/api/sites/864da259-371e-4701-b72a-5295de28d6c6
Provenance
Creator Andrea Fischer
Publisher Long-Term Ecosystem Research in Europe
Contributor DEIMS-SDR Site and Dataset registry deims.org
Publication Year 2012
Rights No conditions apply to access and use; no limitations to public access
OpenAccess true
Contact andrea.fischer(at)oeaw.ac.at
Representation
Language English
Format text/html
Discipline Environmental Research; Geosciences; Geospheric Sciences; Glaciology; Land Use; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (10.662W, 46.823S, 10.821E, 47.072N)