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Metadata

  • Station or site: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Reference
  • Attribute(s):
  • Belongs to site: Sonnblick Integrated Site
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: 47.05, 12.95
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 2850; 2700-3100
  • Landscape: Glacier
  • Year established: 1926
  • Year-round? No
  • Operations contact: Bernhard Hynek
  • Science contact: Bernhard Hynek
  • Data contact: Bernhard Hynek
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Kleinfleisskees
Reference CryoNet Station Information

Kleinfleisskees is a glacier of the WGMS network. The glacier is located at roughly 2700-3100 m asl with long glaciological records, thickness change (1930-), front variation (1926-) mass-balance (1999-), snow chemistry (2014-), snow depth (1928-), glacial discharge (2016-). Ancillary data are available from Sonnblick Observatory and several AWSs.

More information:
World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS): http://www.wgms.ch/metadatabrowser.html

Other Glaciers with mass balance and front variation measurements within site "Sonnblick Integrated Site":
Wurtenkees, WGMS-ID 545, 1896-
Goldbergkees, WGMS-ID 1305, 1926-
Pasterze, WGMS-ID 566, 1908-

Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Station Belongs

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information

Publications

Schoener W., Auer I., Boehm R. (2009): Long term trend of snow depth at Sonnblick (Austrian Alps) and its relation to climate change. Hydrological Processes 23, 1052-1063, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7209.

Measurements

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

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SnowDepth1928Continuous
SnowSnow water equivalent1999Continuous
SnowSnowpack profile1999Continuous
SnowAlbedo2011
SnowChemistry2014
GlacierAccumulation1999Continuous
GlacierAnnual mass balance1999Continuous
GlacierArea1930Fragmented
GlacierWinter mass balance1999Continuous
GlacierGlacial discharge2016Continuous
GlacierVelocity2007Fragmented
GlacierSurface topography1930
GlacierSurface albedo2011Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature1886Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure1886Continuous
MetWind speed and direction1886Continuous
MetAir pressure1886Continuous
MetSnowfall1892Continuous
MetTotal precipitation1892Continuous
MetRainfall1892Continuous
MetTrace gases2000Continuous
MetAerosols1991Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwaveContinuous
RadiationDownwelling longwave2012Continuous
RadiationUV1994Continuous
RadiationSunshine duration1886Continuous

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
AtmosphereSonnblick Observatory is BSRN station

Last updated: 31 May 2017