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  • Station or cluster: Contributing Station
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Latitude, longitude: 42.663333, 0.015000
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 2200
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Year established: 1982
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Samuel Buisan
  • Science contact: Ismael San Ambrosio
  • Data contact: Manuel Abad

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Contributing Station Information

The Refuge of Goriz station is located at 2200 m asl in Ordesa National Park, in a flat area in a subalpine environment with no vegetation, before the stiff climb to the summit of Monte Perdido (3355 m), the third highest mountain in the Pyrenees.

The refuge is opened all year-round.

Goriz dataset is the longest instrumental record of snow depth, temperature and precipitation in the Spanish Pyrenees with more than 30 years of data records.

Snowfalls are frequent with maximum measured snow depths of almost 350 cm

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Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


The measurements made at Goriz are listed in the following tables. (Note: If End Year is blank, measurements are ongoing.)

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SnowSnowpack profile1982Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature1982Continuous
MetTotal precipitation1982Continuous

Last updated: 31 May 2017