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  • Station or cluster: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Primary
  • Attribute(s): Research
  • Belongs to cluster: Davos
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: transect
  • Latitude, longitude: 46.72203, 9.92279
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 2005; 2000-3044
  • Landscape: Mountain
  • Year established: 2015
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Michael Lehning
  • Science contact: Michael Lehning
  • Data contact: Marc Ruesch
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Dischma Dürrboden (DMAD)
Primary CryoNet Station Information

The station was established to study snow-atmosphere interactions as well as snow redistribution by the wind in a small Alpine catchment and is due to be maintained in future for longer-term monitoring of the snow cover on that end-of-valley slope.
The research station consists of three sites on a transect reaching to the top ridge of the catchment at 3044 m. There no variable of any component of the cryosphere is measured but the "free" atmosphere conditions are recorded. Snow depth, snow surface temperature and additional meteorological variables are measured at the two other sites.
Below, only the measurements performed at the main site are indicated.
NOTE: The main site has been destroyed by an avalanche during winter 2019. The station is currently re-build.

Location of the two additional sites:
Ridge: 46.69391 N, 9.94958792029 E; 3040 m
Moraine: 46.70158 N, 9.94496 E; 2555 m

Data Information


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

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SnowSurface temperature2015Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature2015Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure2015Continuous
MetWind speed and direction2015Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave2015Continuous
RadiationUpwelling shortwave2015Continuous
RadiationDownwelling longwave2015Continuous

Last updated: 12 August 2019