OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Saint-Sorlin Glacier - France

Basic Information
Site Name
OZCAR-RI CRYOBSCLIM Saint-Sorlin Glacier
Short name
SSO
Country
France
Site Manager
Site Description
Saint-Sorlin glacier (SSO) is located in the Arvan valley, between 2700 and 3400 m altitude. The glacier is situated in the Grandes Rousses massif, and one of the glaciers with longest records of glacier mass balance worldwide. Data series are continuous and cover few decades (more than 50 years of mass balance measurements).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 2005, is located on the moraine, close to the snout of the glacier. SSO is a part of the French Glacier Observatory GLACIOCLIM/CRYOBS-CLIM.
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2020-06-29 10:06:46

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General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
Operational
Year Established
1957
Purpose
All the series on Saint-Sorlin glacier (SSO) are unique and necessary for glaciological studies. They permit to calibrate models in order to determine future glacier evolution. SSO has also been a site to develop and test instruments, methods and models.
History
Mass balance survey was initiated in 1957 on this glacier. meteorological survey started in 2005.
Research Topics
Parameters
atmospheric parameter
atmospheric parameter » air specific 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 » long wave radiation
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
300.00ha
Elevation (average)
3000.00msl
Elevation (min)
2700.00msl
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_219)This site is a verified "LTER France" member.
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