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  • Station or cluster: Contributing Station
  • Belongs to cluster: Sonnblick Integrated Site
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: 47.04, 13.00
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 2600; 2500-2750
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Year established: 2005
  • Year-round? No
  • Operations contact: Stefan Reisenhofer
  • Science contact: Stefan Reisenhofer
  • Data contact: Stefan Reisenhofer
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Contributing Station Information

Wintergasse is a test-field for permafrost observations established in 2005 as part of the Sonnblick Integrated Site. It has shallow boreholes and a dense network of GST and BST observations.

Data Information


Schoener W., ,Boeckli L., Hausmann H., Otto J.C.,Reisenhofer S., Riedl C. S. Seren (2012). Spatial Patterns of Permafrost at Hoher Sonnblick (Austrian Alps) - Extensive Field-measurements and Modelling Approaches. Austrian Journal of Earth Sciences Volume 105/2 , 154-168


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

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
PermafrostSoil temperature2005Continuous
PermafrostThermal state2005Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature2005Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure2005Continuous
MetWind speed and direction2005Continuous
MetAir pressure2005Continuous

Last updated: 31 May 2017