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Strasser, Ulrich; Marke, Thomas; Braun, Ludwig N; Escher-Vetter, Heidi; Juen, Irmgard; Kuhn, Michael; Maussion, Fabien; Mayer, Christoph; Nicholson, Lindsey; Niedertscheider, Klaus; Sailer, Rudolf; Stötter, Johann; Weber, Markus; Kaser, Georg (2017): The Rofental: a high Alpine research basin (1890 m - 3770 m a.s.l.) in the Ötztal Alps (Austria) with over 150 years of hydro-meteorological and glaciological observations. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876120, Supplement to: Strasser, U et al. (2017): The Rofental: a high Alpine research basin (1890 m - 3770 m a.s.l.) in the Ötztal Alps (Austria) with over 150 years of hydro-meteorological and glaciological observations. Special Issue: Hydrometeorological data from mountain and alpine research catchments; 04 Aug 2015-30 Sep 2017; Guest editors: J. Pomeroy and D. Marks, Earth System Science Data Discussions, 27 pp, https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-85

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Abstract:
A comprehensive hydrometeorological and glaciological data set is presented, originating from a multitude of recordings at several intensively operated research sites in the Rofental (1891 - 3772 m a.s.l., Ötztal Alps, Austria). The data sets are spanning a period of 150 years and hence represent a unique, worldwide unprecedented pool of high mountain observations. Their collection has originally been initiated to support the scientific investigation of the glaciers Hintereis-, Kesselwand- and Vernagtferner. Later, additional measurements of meteorological and hydrological variables have been undertaken; data now comprise records of temperature, relative humidity, short- and longwave radiation, wind speed and direction, air pressure, precipitation and water levels. For the glaciers, annual mass balance, glacier front variation and flow velocities as well as photographic images of the glacier status have been recorded. Since 2001, a series of distributed (airborne and terrestrial) laserscans has been processed. Most recently, a permanent terrestrial laser scanner installed on 'Im hintern Eis' (3244 m a.s.l.) enables to continuously observe almost the entire area of Hintereisferner. The data and research undertaken at the sites of investigation enable combined research of atmospheric, cryospheric and hydrological processes in complex terrain, and support the development of several state-of-the art hydroclimatological and glacier mass balance models. The institutions taking part in the Rofental research framework have joined to a cooperation consortium and promote their site in several international research initiatives. In the framework of INARCH, all original research data sets are now provided to the scientific community according to the Creative Commons Attribution License by means of the PANGAEA repository.
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Escher-Vetter, Heidi; Braun, Ludwig N; Siebers, Matthias (2014): Monthly averages of discharge as recorded at the Vernagtbach station for the period 1974 to 2012. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.832432
Escher-Vetter, Heidi; Braun, Ludwig N; Siebers, Matthias (2014): Yearly averages of discharge as recorded at the Vernagtbach station for the period 1974 to 2012. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.832429
Escher-Vetter, Heidi; Braun, Ludwig N; Weber, Markus; Mayer, Christoph (2015): Glacier mass balance Vernagtferner, Ötztal Alps, Austria, 1889-2010. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.853832
Escher-Vetter, Heidi; Oerter, Hans; Reinwarth, Oskar; Braun, Ludwig N; Weber, Markus (2012): Hydrological and meteorological records from the Vernagtferner Basin - Vernagtbach station, for the years 1970 to 2001. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.775113
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Stocker-Waldhuber, Martin; Emprechtinger, Markus; Fischer, Andrea (2013): Continuous meteorological observations at weather station HEF (Hintereisferner), Ötztal Alps, Austria, in 2011. Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Innsbruck, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.809094
Stocker-Waldhuber, Martin; Emprechtinger, Markus; Fischer, Andrea (2013): Continuous meteorological observations at weather station HEF (Hintereisferner), Ötztal Alps, Austria, in 2012. Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Innsbruck, PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.809095
Weber, Markus; Escher-Vetter, Heidi (2014): Meteorological records from the Vernagtferner basin - Gletschermitte Station, for the years 1968 to 1987. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.832562
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 46.815249 * Median Longitude: 10.817732 * South-bound Latitude: 46.782840 * West-bound Longitude: 10.760960 * North-bound Latitude: 46.865750 * East-bound Longitude: 10.911390
Date/Time Start: 1905-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2017-06-09T13:20:00
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  1. Strasser, U; Marke, T (2017): Continuous meteorological observations at station Bella Vista in 2015. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.879210
  2. Strasser, U; Marke, T (2017): Continuous meteorological observations at station Bella Vista in 2016. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.879211
  3. Strasser, U; Marke, T (2017): Continuous meteorological observations at station Bella Vista in 2017. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.879212
  4. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Guslar, 1964-10 to 1981-09. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876522
  5. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Hintereis_Station, 1952-01-01 to 2016-12-31. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876523
  6. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Hintereisalm, 1965-01 to 1987-09. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876524
  7. Sailer, R; Geist, T; Stötter, J et al. (2017): Hintereisferner (Ötztal, Tyrol, Austria) Digital Elevation Models (10 x 10 m) from Airborne Laser Scanning Data Set 2001-2013, links to GeoTIFFs. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.875889
  8. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Hochjochhospiz, 1952-01 to 2016-12. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876525
  9. Marke, T; Strasser, U (2017): Continuous meteorological observations at station Latschbloder in 2013. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.879215
  10. Marke, T; Strasser, U (2017): Continuous meteorological observations at station Latschbloder in 2014. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.879216
  11. Marke, T; Strasser, U (2017): Continuous meteorological observations at station Latschbloder in 2015. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.879217
  12. Marke, T; Strasser, U (2017): Continuous meteorological observations at station Latschbloder in 2016. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.879218
  13. Marke, T; Strasser, U (2017): Continuous meteorological observations at station Latschbloder in 2017. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.879219
  14. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Latschbloder, 1965-01 to 2016-12. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876526
  15. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Proviantdepot, 1952-01 to 2016-12. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876527
  16. Niedertscheider, K; Strasser, U; Marke, T (2017): Daily streamflow of Rofenache (Vent) 1967-2014. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876119
  17. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Rofenberg, 1952-01 to 2016-12. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876528
  18. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Saikogel, 1963-01 to 1980-12. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876529
  19. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Samoar, 1966-01 to 1974-12. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876530
  20. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Schwarzkoegele, 1963-01 to 1977-03. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876531
  21. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Vent, 1905-01 to 2016-12. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876532
  22. Juen, I; Kaser, G; Niedertscheider, K (2017): Monthly precipitation at gauge station Vernagtbruecke, 1965-01 to 2016-12. https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.876533