Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site

Location

41° 22' 30" N, 106° 15' 29.9988" W
Brief Site Description: 
Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site (GLEES)
Detailed Site Description: 

The Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site is a high elevation wilderness-like site where research is conducted to determine the effects of atmospheric change and climate change on alpine and subalpine aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems and the upper treeline ecotone. Long-term physical, chemical, and biological monitoring is an important component of the activities at GLEES.  

http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/boise/AWAE/experimentalforests/glees.html

Field Site Type: 
US affiliate
Registration: 
Unregistered
Network(s): 
USFS
Geology: 
unconsolidated materials
metasediments
Soil Order: 
Alfisol
Inceptisol
Average Winter Temperature: 
-1°C
Study Start Date: 
Sunday, January 1, 1950 - 00:00
Mean Annual Precipitation: 
1 950millimeters / year
Hydrology: Name: 
Glacier Lakes
Hydrology: Surface water stream order: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Surface water - Stream Flow Performance: 
Unknown
Hydrology: Groundwater: 
Unknown
Land Cover: 
Perennial Ice/Snow
Barren Land
Agriculture- Pasture
Climate: 
Temperate
Sub-Climate: 
Humid