Samstag, 31. Mai 2008

Glacier discharge


It has begun - the temperatures are rising, and so the observed discharge of the glacier in the Alps, like the Vernagtferner.

Kommentare:

Lost Geologist hat gesagt…

How come there is a big, 2-part high in discharge and then a decline again to lower discharge levels? A temperatur drop? Snow/ice from the winter completely melted off?

David Bressan hat gesagt…

I was to optimistic, the last weeks were wet and cold, at least in 2000-3000m a.s.l. So the discharge from the melting ice is dropping. Also the remaining snow is melted, this happens usually in the months between May to June, even if in this year April-May was relativetly cold and wet, so the peak happened to be later ...