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  • Station or cluster: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Reference
  • Attribute(s):
  • Belongs to cluster: 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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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


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.


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
SnowSnow water equivalent1999Continuous
SnowSnowpack profile1999Continuous
GlacierAnnual mass balance1999Continuous
GlacierWinter mass balance1999Continuous
GlacierGlacial discharge2016Continuous
GlacierSurface topography1930
GlacierSurface albedo2011Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

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

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
AtmosphereSonnblick Observatory is BSRN station

Last updated: 31 May 2017