Jamtalferner - Austria
Parent Site Name
The site is located at the main Alpine ridge in Silvretta group right at the border between Austria and Switzerland. Jamtalferner glacier and it's forefield is subject to scientific reseach for more than 100 years. Current monitoring includes climate, hydrology, glacier mass balance, permafrost, paleoglaciology, society and biotic succession in the periglacial area. In addition to that, several short time research projects are carried out, e.g. concerning glacier albedo. The site inlcudes the are from the highest peaks at 3384 m a.s.l. and the valley further down to the communities of Galtür and Ischgl (1263 m a.s.l.). More information can be found at the website of the environmental education program Jamtal www.umweltbildung-jamtal.info.
General Characteristics and Status
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
ILTER✔This site is a verified "ILTER" member.
LTER Europe✔This site is a verified "LTER Europe" member.
World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)✖The affiliation of this site with "World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)" is not verified.
LTER Austria✔ (LTER_EU_AT_014)This site is a verified "LTER Austria" member.