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  • Station or cluster: Contributing Station
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: 45.3167, 6.6667
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 2600-3500
  • Landscape: Coastal
  • Year established: 1983
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Delphine Six
  • Science contact: Christian Vincent
  • Data contact: Delphine Six
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Gebroulaz Glacier
Contributing Station Information

Gebroulaz glacier is a temperate glacier located in the French Alps (Vanoise area). This glacier covers an area of 3 km² and an altitude range from 2600 m to 3500 m on a North aspect. Roughly 25 sites, distributed both in ablation and accumulation area, are measured to determine mass balance. The surface is free debris cover.
Annual mass balances are continuously measured every year since 1983, winter and summer mass balances since 1994. Snout position is determined since 1908 but data are fragmented between 1908 and 1983. Thickness variation are continuously determined since 1983 along 4 transverse profiles. Ice velocities are also determined along these profiles since 1983.

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Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


The measurements made at Gebroulaz Glacier 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 balance1983Continuous
GlacierWinter mass balance1994Continuous
GlacierSurface topography1905Sporadic

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
GlacierSnout position is measured since 1908 sporadicly (continous since 1983)

Last updated: 31 May 2017