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Goldberger, Josef; Hoffmann, Franz (2013): Glacier mass balance Übergossene Alm, Austria, 1965-1975. PANGAEA,

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Goldberger, Josef (1986): Gletscherhaushalt und klimatische Umwelt des Hochköniggletschers 1965-1975. Wissenschaftliche Alpenvereinshefte, 28, 63 pp, hdl:10013/epic.42564.d001
Goldberger, Josef; Laussermair, Franz; Hoffmann, Franz (2006): 40 Jahre Gletscherforschung am Hochkönig 1965-2005. Report of the Austrian Alpine Club, Sektion Salzburg und Werfen, hdl:10013/epic.42565.d001
Latitude: 47.383300 * Longitude: 13.133300
Date/Time Start: 1965-10-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1974-10-01T00:00:00
Uebergossene_Alm (SA 160/1) * Latitude: 47.383300 * Longitude: 13.133300 * Location: Hochkönig, Austrian Alps * Method/Device: Multiple investigations (MULT)
The mass balance at the glacier Übergossene Alm has been measured with the direct/glaciological method during the Hydrological Decade IHD 1965-1975. The Übergossene Alm glacier (also: Hochköniggletscher) is a flat plateau glacier located between 2860 and 2480 m a.s.l. in the Northern Limestone Alps which showed signifcant retreat in the last decades.
At Übergossene Alm, the intensive monitoring during the IHD included meteorological and hydrological measurements as well as ice thickness measurements. Until 1996, snow heights and surface elevation changes have been measured, which have been used to estimate mass balance. The surveys have been stopped as the glacier disintegrated in several smaller parts.
Measuring mass balance at Übergossene Alm has been sophisticated, as the total area of this flat glacier was accumulation area in some years and ablation area in others. In addition to that, the glacier surface is exposed to wind drift, so that finding stable ablation or accumulation patterns for placing ablation stakes or snow pits have been difficult.
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
2Date/time endDate/time endGoldberger, Josef
3Accumulation areaSckm2Goldberger, Josef
4Mass balance in accumulation areaBc106 m3Goldberger, Josef
5Specific mass balance in the accumulation areabckg/m2Goldberger, Josef
6Ablation areaSakm2Goldberger, Josef
7Mass balance in ablation areaBa106 m3Goldberger, Josef
8Specific mass balance in the ablation areabakg/m2Goldberger, Josef
9Total areaSkm2Goldberger, Josef
10Mass balance, totalB106 m3Goldberger, Josef
11Specific mass balancebkg/m2Goldberger, Josef
12Equilibrium line altitudeELAm a.s.l.Goldberger, Josef
13Accumulation area ratioAARGoldberger, Josef
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