Valle d'Aosta, Italy

The LTER site Valle d'Aosta includes six research sites.

Istituto Scientifico Angelo Mosso, Italy
Image: Michele Freppaz
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Istituto Scientifico Angelo Mosso, Italy
Istituto Scientifico Angelo Mosso, Italy (Image: Michele Freppaz)

Istituto Scientifico Angelo Mosso

Operator: Università degli Studi di Torino - DISAFA
Location: 45.877°N, 7.872°E
Altitude: 2500-3100m asl
Established: 1907
Climate zone: Alpine
Ecosystem type: Tundra

Variables measured
Air temperature
Precipitation
Soil temperature
Snow depth
Duration of snow cover
Soil nutrients
Atmospheric deposition

Contact: Michele Freppaz

Mont Mars, Italy
Image: Michele Freppaz
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Mont Mars, Italy
Mont Mars, Italy (Image: Michele Freppaz)

Mont Mars-Fontainemore

Operator: Università degli Studi di Torino - DISAFA
Location: 45.6487°N, 7.8605°E
Altitude: 1400-2600m asl
Established: 2006
Climate zone: Montane, subalpine, alpine
Ecosystem type: Forest, grassland, shrubland

Variables measured
Air temperature
Precipitation
Soil temperature
Soil moisture
Snow depth
Duration of snow cover
Snow density
Soil nutrients

Contact: Michele Freppaz

Torgnon-Tronchaney, Italy
Image: Edoardo Cremonese
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Torgnon-Tronchaney, Italy
Torgnon-Tronchaney, Italy (Image: Edoardo Cremonese)

​Torgnon-Tronchaney

Operator: ARPA Valle d'Aosta
Location: 45.83°N, 7.56°E
Altitude: 2100m asl
Established: 2005
Climate zone: Subalpine
Ecosystem type: Larch forest

Variables measured
Air temperature
Precipitation
Soil temperature
Soil moisture
Solar radiation
Snow depth
Duration of snow cover
Snow water equivalent
Snow density
Vegetation phenology
LAI
Soil nutrients
Biodiversity
Windspeed

Contact: Edoardo Cremonese

Torgnon-Tellinod, Italy
Image: Edoardo Cremonese
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Torgnon-Tellinod, Italy
Torgnon-Tellinod, Italy (Image: Edoardo Cremonese)

Torgnon-Tellinod

Operator: ARPA Valle d'Aosta
Location: 45.84°N, 7.58°E
Altitude: 2160m asl
Established: 2008
Climate zone: Subalpine
Ecosystem type: Unmanaged grassland

Variables measured
Air temperature
Precipitation
Soil temperature
Soil moisture
Solar radiation
Snow depth
Duration of snow cover
Snow water equivalent
Snow density
Vegetation phenology
LAI
Soil nutrients
Biodiversity
Windspeed

Contact: Edoardo Cremonese

Cime Bianche, Italy
Image: Edoardo Cremonese
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Cime Bianche, Italy
Cime Bianche, Italy (Image: Edoardo Cremonese)

​Cime Bianche

Operator: ARPA Valle d'Aosta
Location: 45.92°N, 7.69°E
Altitude: 3100m asl
Established: 2006
Climate zone: Alpine
Ecosystem type: Permafrost

Variables measured
Air temperature
Precipitation
Soil temperature
Soil moisture
Solar radiation
Snow depth
Duration of snow cover
Snow water equivalent
Snow density
Windspeed

Contact: Edoardo Cremonese

Mont Avic

Operator: Parco Natural Mont Avic
Location: 45.65°N, 7.6°E
Altitude: 2340m asl
Established: 2004
Climate zone: Montane, subalpine
Ecosystem type: Forest, pastures, meadows


Contact: U. Morra Di Cella (ARPA Valle d’Aosta) and M. Bocca (Parco Naturale Mont Avic)

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