Platform Tyrolean Alps, Austria/Italy

The LTSER platform Tyrolean Alps consists of eight different sites, seven in Austria and one in Italy.
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Rotmoostal, Obergurgl, Austria
Rotmoostal, Obergurgl, Austria (Bild: Brigitta Erschbamer)
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Rotmoostal, Obergurgl, Austria
Rotmoostal, Obergurgl, Austria (Bild: Brigitta Erschbamer)

Obergurgl

Operator: University of Innsbruck
Location: Austria, 46.8667°N, 11.0167°E
Altitude: 1930-3480m asl
Established: 1951
Climate zone: Boreal climate, tundra climate, ice cap climate
Ecosystem type: Alpine grassland and glacier foreland/pasture and dwarf shrub heath, glaciers

Variables measured
Air temperature
Precipitation
Soil temperature
Soil moisture
Solar radiation
Snow depth
Duration of snow cover
Vegetation phenology
LAI
Atmospheric deposition

Contact: Brigitta Erschbamer
Homepage Alpine Research Centre Obergurgl

Neustift im Stubaital

Operator: University of Innsbruck
Location: Austria, 47.1167°N, 11.3167°E
Altitude: 970m asl
Established: 2001
Climate zone: Temperate, Alpine
Ecosystem type: Grassland

Variables measured
Air temperature
Precipitation
Soil temperature
Soil moisture
Solar radiation
Snow depth
Duration of snow cover
Vegetation phenology
LAI
Atmospheric deposition

Contact: Georg Wohlfahrt
Ulrike Tappeiner

Kaserstattalm

Operator: University of Innsbruck
Location: Austria, 47.1333°N, 11.3°E
Altitude: 1600 - 2200m asl
Established: 1990
Climate zone:
Ecosystem type: Alpine grassland (meadow, pasture, abandoned)


Contact: Ulrike Tappeiner

Matsch Valley

Operator:
Location: Italy, 46.686205° N, 10.579923° E
Altitude: 1480m asl
Established: 2009
Climate zone:
Ecosystem type: grassland, meadow

Variables measured
Air temperature
Precipitation
Soil temperature
Soil moisture
Snow depth
Duration of snow cover
Vegetation phenology
Atmospheric deposition
Soil nutrients
Biodiversity

Contact: Georg Niedrist

Piburger See

Operator:
Location: Austria, 47.1833°N, 10.8833°E
Altitude: 913-2400m asl
Established: 1975
Climate zone:
Ecosystem type: Small lakes


Contact: Hansjörg Thies

Grossenköllesee

Operator:
Location: Austria, 47.2167°N, 11.00°E
Altitude: 2417-2828m asl
Established: 1975
Climate zone: Alpine
Ecosystem type: Small lakes


Contact: Ruben Sommaruga

Patscherkofel

Operator:
Location: Austria, 47.2167°N, 11.3333°E
Altitude: 1950m asl
Established: 1963-2008 (abandoned)
Climate zone: Montane
Ecosystem type: Montane grassland and shrubland

Neustift im Stubaital

Operator: University of Innsbruck
Location: Austria, 47.1167°N, 11.3167°E
Altitude: 970m asl
Established: 2001
Climate zone: Temperate, Alpine
Ecosystem type: Grassland

Variables measured
Air temperature
Precipitation
Soil temperature
Soil moisture
Solar radiation
Snow depth
Duration of snow cover
Vegetation phenology
LAI
Atmospheric deposition

Contact: Georg Wohlfahrt georg.wohlfahrt[at]uibk.ac.at
Ulrike Tappeiner ulrike.tappeiner[at]uibk.ac.at