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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: 47.06, 12.72
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 2800; 2200-3450
  • Landscape: Glacier
  • Year established: 1908
  • Year-round? No
  • Operations contact: Bernhard Hynek
  • Science contact: Bernhard Hynek
  • Data contact: Bernhard Hynek

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Reference CryoNet Station Information

Pasterze is a glacier of the WGMS network. It is located at roughly 2200-3500 m asl with very long glaciological records, thickness change (1848-), front variation (1880-) and mass-balance (1981-), glacier velocity (1909-). 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-
Kleinfleisskees, WGMS-ID 547, 1926-
Goldbergkees, WGMS-ID 1305, 1908-

Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Station Belongs

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


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

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
GlacierAnnual mass balance1981Continuous
GlacierSurface topography1848Fragmented
GlacierSurface albedo2011Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature2011Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure2011Continuous
MetWind speed and direction2011Continuous
MetAir pressure2011Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave2011Continuous
RadiationUpwelling shortwave2011Continuous
RadiationDownwelling longwave2011Continuous
RadiationUpwelling longwave2011Continuous

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
EcologyStream ecology network as part of national park "Nationalpark Hohe Tauern" established in 2011

Last updated: 31 May 2017