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11 December l International Mountain Day

The United Nations General Assembly designated 11 December as “International Mountain Day”. As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world. At the…

Glaciers in the Hohe Tauern, strong melting processes

First analysis of the glaciers in the Hohe Tauern surveyed by the ZAMG: The Pasterze at the Mount Grossglockner lost around six meters of ice thickness in the lower area within one year and the small glaciers on the Mount Hoher Sonnblick one and a half to two meters. The values are therefore within the range of the melting records. The entire article can be found in German on the ZAMG websites:…

Tag & Nacht *** night & day

Wir lieben die Zeitrafferfunktion der Webcams. We love the timelapse function of the webcams. Quelle/source: www.foto-webcam.eu/webcam/kleinfleisskees/  

31 October 2018 l sunrise

Dreamlike view at 6:50am via www.foto-webcam.eu from the Sonnblick Observatory to the southwest in direction of the Lienz Dolomites.

10.29.2018 l Point half past eight l Elms fire at Sonnblick Observatory

An Elms fire at Sonnblick Observatory on 29.10.2018 at 19:30! It pays off to look at the time lapse -> Link: https://www.foto-webcam.eu/webcam/sonnblick/2018/10/29/1930 What is an Elms fire? An Elms fire (Saint Elms fire, Elias fire) is a rare light phenomenon (electric meteors) caused by electrical charges. It is named after the canonized Bishop Erasmus of Antioch (c. 240-303, Italian Elmo),…

Beginning of autumn 2018

September 23rd, 2018 at 3:54 CEST astronomically begins the fall. At Sonnblick Oberservatory autumn begins with snow. For the meteorologist autumn begins on 01.09. every year.   https://www.foto-webcam.eu/webcam/sonnblick/2018/09/23/1110 https://www.sonnblick.net/de/daten/aktuelle-messdaten/meteorologie/ red line=Sonnblick south, green…

GAW GLOBAL

In May 2016, the Sonnblick Observatory received the confirmation from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to upgrade the GAW status from regional to global. GAW stands for Global Atmosphere Watch and is a program of the WMO. Thus, the Sonnblick Observatory is one of the approximately 40 global stations that are distributed around the world and collect important data in the climate sector.…

Emergency power for the Sonnblick Observatory

As a part of the infrastructure measures at the Sonnblick Observatory, the old emergency power generator is replaced by a more modern and better adapted to the air-chemical measuring conditions. For increased safety the placement of the generator is outsourced from the observatory - to the Pendelhütte/Pendel hut. The Austrian Alpine Association, Section Rauris kindly provides the room…

Project start: material aging (DAV)

On the 6th of June it was finally time. The sample stands of the project 'Materialterung/material aging' of the German Alpine Club, Department Safety Research, have been put up on the Sonnblick Observatory. The sample stands are equipped with materials from the climbing gear. 10 years this materials should withstand the mountain, weather and climate conditions. Approximately every two…

New project at the SBO: Project EU-Interreg protectAlps

 ProtectAlps - Alps pollutants and insects. The Bavarian State Office for Environment, the Zentralanstalt für Meteorolgie und Geodynamik with the Sonnblick Observatory and the environmental research station Schneefernerhaus have  started the cross-border detection of chemical stressors for the protection of alpine biodiversity due to the project protectAlps. What are the harmful…