Gries, Alps

Mass Balance Factsheet for the Gries glacier, Alps

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For additional information on the status of the glacier and on data relating to annual mass balance and other measurements, visit the WGMS Fluctuations of Glaciers Browser.

FACTS:

  • Political unit: CH
  • WGMS ID: 359
  • Latitude: 46.44°N
  • Longitude: 8.34°E
  • Height min: 2400 m a.s.l.
  • Height max: 3400 m a.s.l.
  • Measurement types: MASS BALANCE, THICKNESS CHANGE & FRONT VARIATION
  • Current Principal Investigator: Martin Funk, Andreas Bauder & Colleagues
  • Current Sponsoring Agency: LABORATORY OF HYDRAULICS, HYDROLOGY AND GLACIOLOGY, VAW – ETH ZURICH (ZURICH, CH)
Gries glacier in September 2007 (taken by M. Funk on 23/09/2007)

Gries glacier in September 2007 (taken by M. Funk on 23/09/2007)

Terrestrial and satellite map of Gries glacier (Google Maps)

Gries glacier Annual Mass Balance (WGMS, 2015)

Gries glacier Annual Mass Balance (WGMS, 2016)

Continuous Mass Balance (MB) measurements since 1961/62:

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Additional data available: Front Variation (FV), Thickness Change (TC) and Glacier Outlines:

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Overview

last change 17/08/2016