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Patzelt, Gernot (2014): Map of Gurgler Ferner 1981. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Patzelt, G (1986): Begleitworte zur Karte des Gurgler Ferners 1981. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 22(2), 163-170, hdl:10013/epic.43988.d001

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The map of Gurgler Ferner (1 : 10.000) was used for determining changes of volume and mass compared to earlier surveys, as a basis for a geophysical determination of ice thickness, and as a glaciological document. The cartographic evaluation emphasized the terrain surrounding the snow and ice covered areas.
Gurgler Ferner covers an area of 10.7 km**2 , 60 % of which are situated between 2800 and 3100 m, the altitude range of the equilibrium line. From 1969 to 1981 the glacier and its tributaries lost 25 *10**6 m**3 of water, equivalent to a mean lowering of the surface by 17 cm per year in good agreement with the value of Hintereisferner.
Latitude: 46.800000 * Longitude: 11.000000
Gurgler_Ferner * Latitude: 46.800000 * Longitude: 11.000000 * Location: Gurgler Ferner, Ötztaler Alpen, Austria * Method/Device: Sampling/measurements on glacier (GLAC)
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