Jamtalferner (ÖAW)

LTER-Austria - Austrian Society for Long-term Ecological Research

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Spatial research infrastructure

Short Description

The site is located at the main Alpine ridge in Silvretta group right at the border between Austria and Switzerland. Jamtalferner glacier and it's forefield is subject to scientific reseach for more than 100 years. The site inlcudes the glacier itself and its forefield between 3200 and 2400 m a.s.l. close to Jamtal hut. More information can be found at the website of the environmental education program Jamtal: https://www.umweltbildung-jamtal.info

Contact Person

Andrea Fischer

Research Services

The site aims at investigating the development of the relation between man and environment at various scales in different times. Therefore, the monitoring part is used as a basis for various research projects, with the results beeing compiled for public via the environmental education program Jamtal.

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

Current monitoring includes climate, hydrology, glacier mass balance and succession in the periglacial area. In addition to that, several short time research projects are carried out, e.g. concerning glacier albedo.

Allocation to Core Facility


Andrea Fischer
Institut für interdisziplinäre Gebirgsforschung
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