GLAMOS Data

Swiss Glacier Mass Balance (release 2018)

Citations

GLAMOS (2018). Swiss Glacier Mass Balance, release 2018, Glacier Monitoring Switzerland, doi:10.18750/massbalance.2018.r2018.

Description

Direct measurements of glacier mass balance - the sum of snow accumulation and snow/ice melt - are carried out on selected glaciers in Switzerland. Based on point observations, typically acquired in April/May and September, glacier-wide quantities of seasonal mass balance (winter/summer/annual) are evaluated, expressed as a an area-averaged value of water eqivalent. The dataset contains all available observations up to present and is delivered as four separate .csv files with results both for the exact measurement periods (observation, varying between the years) and the hydrological year (fixdate), as well as for glacier-wide quantities and for individual elevation bins.

Download

https://doi.glamos.ch/data/massbalance/massbalance_2018_r2018.zip

Creators

GLAMOS - Glacier Monitoring Switzerland

Publisher

GLAMOS - Glacier Monitoring Switzerland
Laboratory of Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)
Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Department of Geography, University of Z├╝rich, Switzerland

Contributors

Huss, Matthias; Bauder, Andreas; Funk, Martin; Kappenberger, Giovanni; Linsbauer, Andreas; Salzmann, Nadine; Steinegger, Urs

Date

2018

Type

Dataset

Language

English (en)

Right / License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0)

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