Imaggeo On Monday: Geodesy on Zugspitze

Imaggeo On Monday: Geodesy on Zugspitze

The Zugspitze Geodynamic Observatory Germany (ZUGOG) has been setup on the summit of mountain Zugspitze at an altitude of almost 3000 m during 2018 with the main scientific objective being a better understanding of seasonal and long-term mass redistributions in the European Alps. This knowledge is very important (e.g. with regard to water storage and its high sensitivity to climate change), but is not very advanced due to sparse data. ZUGOG is connected to the Environmental Research Station Schneefernerhaus as the home base of a large research consortium operating a dense sensor network for almost 20 years as well as providing technical support and infrastructure.

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