Reference CryoNet Station Information
Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Station Belongs
- GLACIOCLIM Observatory - France (Les Glaciers un Observatoire du Climat). This observatory is a permanent structure funded by the French Ministry of Research, the French National Center of Investigation (CNRS) and the French Institute for Research and Development (IRD).
Measurement Methods Used
- Are the data quality controlled? yes
- How are the data accessible? an existing data center
- Data availability (may depend on the variable measured): delayed more than one year
The measurements made at Zongo Glacier are listed in the following tables. (Note: If End Year is blank, measurements are ongoing.)
Measurement Notes and Other Measurements
|Category||Description or List|
|Hydrology||Continuous runoff measurements of the proglacial stream|
|Ecology||Patterns of plant-plant interactions are measured on the proglacial margin of Zongo Glacier into four deglaciation bands encompassing the recent acceleration of global warming since the 1970s: 0-7 years, 7-16 years, 16-30 years, and 30-38 years. In each band about 20 plots of 1m² were delimited. For each plot the interactions among individuals plants of different species is studied.|
Water of the proglacial stream is sampled regularly to measure the macro-invertebrates population and its evolution.
|Other||Atmosphere and aerosols|
The Chacaltaya GAW Station (CHC) is located close to Zongo glacier and measures since 2011 atmospheric parameters and composition (gas concentrations, particles size distribution, optical properties, chemical composition and meteorological parameters).