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  • Station or cluster: Contributing Station
  • Belongs to cluster: Davos
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: 46.85, 10.08
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 2860; 2500-3200
  • Landscape: Glacier
  • Year established: 1893
  • Year-round? No
  • Operations contact: GLAMOS
  • Science contact: Andreas Bauder
  • Data contact: GLAMOS
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Silvretta Glacier (SILV)
Contributing Station Information

Silvretta glacier is one of the WGMS reference glaciers.
The glacier is located at roughly 3000 m asl with the second-longest glaciological records worldwide, ice thickness change (1938-), front variation (1956-) and mass-balance (1918-). Snow depth is measured twice per year in May and October on the glacier (1918-). This allows retrieval of winter accumulation.

More information:
Swiss Glacier Monitoring Network (GLAMOS, www.glamos.ch)
World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS-ID 408, wgms.ch)

Interactive map available here: http://bit.ly/1qEgXRJ

Other Networks to Which This Contributing Station Belongs

Measurement Methods Used

Data Information


The measurements made at Silvretta Glacier (SILV) 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 balance1918Continuous
GlacierWinter mass balance1918Continuous

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
GlacierFront variation (from observations) 1956 - , continuous

Above, "Ice thickness" should be "Ice thickness change" and "sporadic" should be "periodic"

Last updated: 14 January 2018