Damma Glacier Forefield CZO

Location

46° 40' 57" N, 8° 27' 40.6188" E
Brief Site Description: 
Biosphere-Geosphere interactions: Linking climate change, weathering, soil formation and ecosystem evolution
Detailed Site Description: 

This project aims at a detailed multidisciplinary study of the initial phase of weathering to obtain a detailed picture of the processes occurring at the biosphere-hydrosphere-geosphere interface and to develop new geochemical tools to study weathering and soil formation processes. The results will be integrated in a numerical hydrological watershed model. The long-term goal is to improve our understanding of basic processes and improve our ability of up-scaling to larger watersheds and to forecast changes in the hydrology and element fluxes of whole watersheds with changing climate. The main part of the field research will be carried out in the forefield of the Damma Glacier, in Canton URI.  http://www.cces.ethz.ch/projects/clench/BigLink

PI: Stefano Bernasconi

Field Site Type: 
International CZO
Registration: 
Registered
Network(s): 
SoilTrEC
Geology: 
unconsolidated materials
igneous-felsic intrusive
Soil Order: 
Unknown
Average Winter Temperature: 
-21°C
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
2 300millimeters / year
Average Annual Temperature: 
2°C
Average Summer Temperature: 
21°C
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Land Cover: 
Perennial Ice/Snow
Barren Land
Unknown
Climate: 
Unknown
Sub-Climate: 
Unknown
Group visibility: 
Public - accessible to all site users