New climate station installed near Hochjochferner (Tyrol, Austria)

A climate station recording various meteorological variables (temperature, humidity, incoming/outgoing long- and shortwave radiation, precipitation, wind speed, wind direction) has been mounted in 2919 m a.m.s.l. in the vicinity of Hochjochferner (Tyrol, Austria). The installation has been carried out by members of the AHC team in the framework of a student training and represents a first step towards a high density climate monitoring network for hydrological and glaciological studies in the region. The installation of further stations will be part of a cooperative research effort currently initialized by the Institute of Geography and the Institute of Meteorology at the University of Innsbruck.

Climate station installed in 2919 m a.m.s.l. in the vicinity of Hochjochferner (Tyrol, Austria).