Fieldwork planning for Suldenferner

As we measure winter mass balances for the glaciers that are monitored by our institute my mind turns to planning summer fieldwork on Suldenferner in the Italian Alps. Here is a little map detailing what I’ve done so far:SDF_measurementsThe outline shows Suldenferner as it was in 2005, overlain on the 2011 orthophoto from the Autonomous Province of Bozen. The yellow triangle is the automatic weather station (installed 30/09/2014), the red circles are vertical temperature profiles through the debris near the weather station (installed 25/09/2015), the green dots are measurements of surface temperature (09/2013 – 09/2014) and the orange circles are points at which debris thickness has been manually measured by excavation (09/2014).

Thanks to Christoph Klug and Rainer Prinz, who just changed my life by showing me how to make maps with ArcGIS.

About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.
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