OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Argentiere glacier - France

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Argentiere glacier
Short name
ARG
Country
France
Site Manager
Site Description
Argentiere glacier (ARG) is located in the Mont-Blanc valley (France), between 1500 and 3400 m altitude. The glacier is one of the glaciers with longest records of glacier mass balance worldwide. Data series are continuous and cover few decades.This site is also characterized by the complete glaciological parameters performed annually to complete annual and seasonnal mass balance : ice velocity, ice thickness variation, snout position.In addition, meteorological observations complete the data base. 1 weather station, running since 2006, is located on the moraine. ARG is a part of the French Glacier Observatory GLACIOCLIM/CRYOBS-CLIM.
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2020-06-29 10:06:43

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1973
Purpose
All the series on Argentiere glacier (ARG) are unique and necessary for glaciological studies. They permit to calibrate models in order to determine future glacier evolution. Argentiere data are also unique to test hydrological model in the catchment. ARG has also been a site to develop and test instruments, methods and models.
History
Some older data exist on this site, but series are not continuous. Mass balance series are continuous since 1973. Meteorological observation started in 2006
Research Topics
Parameters
atmospheric parameter
atmospheric parameter » air humidity
atmospheric parameter » air temperature
atmospheric parameter » precipitation intensity
atmospheric parameter » snow depth
atmospheric parameter » global radiation irradiance
atmospheric parameter » incoming radiation intensity
atmospheric parameter » reflected radiation intensity
atmospheric parameter » solar radiation
atmospheric parameter » net solar radiation irradiance
atmospheric parameter » total radiation irradiance
atmospheric parameter » wind direction
atmospheric parameter » wind speed
landscape parameter
soil parameter
soil parameter » soil albedo
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Geographic
Size
1300.00ha
Elevation (average)
2500.00msl
Elevation (min)
1500.00msl
Elevation (max)
3400.00msl
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_211)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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