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Nigrelli, Guido; Chiarle, Marta; Merlone, Andrea; Coppa, Graziano; Musacchio, Chiara (2018): Rock and debris temperature in the alpine cryosphere. PANGAEA,

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More than 218,000 rock and debris temperature data, acquired from July 2016 to August 2018 in an alpine experimental glacial basin, in different 12 measurement sites (MS) with different lithological and slope/aspect conditions, at an elevation range from 2600 to 2800 m a.s.l, are present. The temperature data have been acquired by using 10 MadgeTech MicroTemp Data Logger (MT), metrologically referenced and with known measurement uncertainty (0.098 °C).
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Viani, Cristina; Chiarle, Marta; Paranunzio, Roberta; Merlone, Andrea; Musacchio, Chiara; Coppa, Graziano; Nigrelli, Guido (2020): An integrated approach to investigate climate-driven rockfall occurrence in high alpine slopes: the Bessanese glacial basin, Western Italian Alps. Journal of Mountain Science, 17(11), 2591-2610,
Median Latitude: 45.296050 * Median Longitude: 7.135325 * South-bound Latitude: 45.293900 * West-bound Longitude: 7.130600 * North-bound Latitude: 45.301100 * East-bound Longitude: 7.142800
Date/Time Start: 2016-07-20T12:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2018-08-15T07:00:00
Minimum Elevation: 2584.0 m * Maximum Elevation: 2790.0 m
Alps-MS01 * Latitude: 45.294400 * Longitude: 7.134200 * Date/Time Start: 2016-07-20T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2018-08-15T00:00:00 * Elevation: 2593.0 m * Location: Alps * Method/Device: Rock sample (ROCK) * Comment: Aspect: E; Slope (°): 10; Position: Stream sand-gravel deposits (10 cm depth); Records (no.): 19.057
Alps-MS02 * Latitude: 45.293900 * Longitude: 7.134400 * Date/Time Start: 2016-07-20T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2018-08-15T00:00:00 * Elevation: 2594.0 m * Location: Alps * Method/Device: Rock sample (ROCK) * Comment: Aspect: E; Slope (°): 30; Position: Prasinite rock block (about 30 m3 volume); Records (no.): 20.702
Alps-MS03 * Latitude: 45.298300 * Longitude: 7.142500 * Date/Time Start: 2016-07-20T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2018-07-13T00:00:00 * Elevation: 2667.0 m * Location: Alps * Method/Device: Rock sample (ROCK) * Comment: Aspect: W; Slope (°): 75; Position: Calcschist outcrop (40 cm height AGL*) *AGL= Above Ground Level; total records 218.838; time interval 30 min; date in UTC+2.; Records (no.): 20.149
The work was carried out in the framework of the RiST project (, in collaboration with MeteoMet project ( Experimental glacial basin at this link:
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethod/DeviceComment
1Event labelEventNigrelli, Guido
2Latitude of eventLatitudeNigrelli, Guido
3Longitude of eventLongitudeNigrelli, Guido
4DATE/TIMEDate/TimeNigrelli, GuidoGeocode
5Temperature, in rock/sedimentt°CNigrelli, GuidoMicrothermometry
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