Col du Lac Blanc
Not specified CryoNet Cluster Information
Stations in This Site
This site is comprised of the following stations:
- Lac Blanc - CryoNet Station
- La Muzelle - Contributing Station
- Dome - Contributing Station
- Col - Contributing Station
Broad Research Focus
To site is primarily dedicated to study interactions between the cryosphere and the atmosphere at high altitudes, with a focus on blowing and drifting snow studies. The site is also used in snowpack modelling studies and as a target site to evaluate Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models.
Representativeness of the Cluster
The site is located at a high altitude with a very complex terrain configuration. The site is exposed to extreme meteorological situations.
A field laboratory is located in the site.
Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Cluster Belongs
- The site is part of the French snow and Glacier observation network (CRYOBSCLIM). It is part of the International Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology (INARCH), a cross-cut project of the GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel.
Measurement Methods Used
- WMO Technical Regulations
- Are the data quality controlled? yes
- How are the data accessible? FTP, an existing data center
- Data availability (may depend on the variable measured): delayed less than one year
The measurements made at Col du Lac Blanc are listed in the following tables. This is a combination of measurements made at the stations within the site, where the start and end years in the tables are the earliest and latest years of measurement. (Note: If End Year is blank, measurements are ongoing.)
Measurement Notes and Other Measurements
|Category||Description or List|
|Snow||The occurrence of drifting blowing snow events are available in the database.|
|Atmosphere||Humidity/temperature profiles (six levels up to 7m above the ground) are also available since 2015.|
Shortwave radiation measurements have been interrupted between 2014 and 2017. After autumn 2019 all radiation measurements will be transferred from Lac to Col station.