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  • Station or cluster: Contributing Station
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Latitude, longitude: 42.66, 0.65
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 2140
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Year established: 2000
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Arcadio Blasco
  • Science contact: Samuel Buisan
  • Data contact: Julia Barnada

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Contributing Station Information

The Refuge of Renclusa station is located at 2140 m asl in Posets-Maladeta Regional Park, in a flat area in a subalpine environment with no vegetation, before the stiff climb to the summit of Aneto (3404 m), the highest summit in the Pyrenees. It is also located at the bottom of Maladeta Glacier, the largest glacier in the Pyrenees

The refuge is opened all year-round.

Snowfalls are frequent with maximum measured snow depths of almost 400 cm

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


The measurements made at Renclusa 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 profile2005Fragmented

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature2000Continuous
MetTotal precipitation2000Continuous

Last updated: 31 May 2017