Glacier surface velocities of Hintereisferner, 2020/2021

Glacier surface velocities are measured on four neighbouring glaciers in the Ötztal Alps (Austria). Measurements of the annual horizontal flow velocity (Δs/a [m/a]) on Hintereisferner (HEF) were started in 1885 at stone lines (cross-profiles). Annual values for the stone lines are given as mean values from the stones at the cross-profiles. On Kesselwandferner, the annual horizontal (Δs/a [m/a]) and vertical velocities (Δv/a [m/a], positive upwards and negative downwards) are measured at ablation and accumulation stakes since 1965. On Taschachferner (TSF) and Gepatschferner (GPF), the records of annual and subseasonal horizontal flow velocities at ablation stakes were started in 2009. […]

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  • Author Name: Martin Stocker-Waldhuber
Temporal coverage
  • Temporal coverage start: 2021-01-01T00:00:00
Spatial coverage { "coordinates": [ 10.77361, 46.80472 ], "type": "Point" }
Station station-hintereis
Collaborator pangaea
Variable measured
  • Variable name: Years
Measurement Technique
    Date published 2022-02-14
    Date modified
    • Publisher name: PANGAEA  Publisher URL: