GlacioBasis Monitoring Programme (GlacioBasis)

Updated 2012-08-28

to monitor the mass balance of A. P. Olsen Ice Cap (74.6° N, 21.5° W) and its outlet glacier discharging into the Zackenberg River drainage basin using in-situ observations with automatic weather stations (AWS), ablation stakes, ground penetrating radar (GPR) and satellite remote sensing data, combined with surface mass balance modelling. Network type: research project including in-situ monitoring, ground penetrating radar, remote sensing and modelling

Time frame

Project time span
2008 -
Data collection
2008 -
Data processing
2008 -
Data reporting
2008 -

Contact information

Contact person
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Michele Citterio

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
A.P. Olsen Ice Cap

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Procedures and methodology used for, e.g., sampling and sample storage, sample pretreatment, extraction and analysis, including which laboratories are involved, references to methods employed, etc.

mass balance, ice ablation, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, wind speed, wind direction, incoming shortwave radiation, reflected shortwave radiation, incoming longwave radiation, emitted longwave radiation, snow depth, ice temperature profile, GPS position.

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

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