Site: Kitzsteinhorn Site Description: The Kitzsteinhorn is a 3.203 m high mountain peak in Central Austria. At the Kitzsteinhorn a total number of five boreholes have been drilled into permafrost-affected bedrock (calcareous mica-schist).
Currently two boreholes ("Kitzsteinhorn 1" and "Kitzsteinhorn 2") are active (since 2016). Temperature data is provided for "Kitzsteinhorn 1". Active layer data is provided for "Kitzsteinhorn 1" and "Kitzsteinhorn 2".
All boreholes are operated within the research project "Open-Air-Lab Kitzsteinhorn". For more information refer to: https://www.georesearch.ac.at/en/areas/labs-and-methods/opal-kitzsteinhorn/ GTN-P: AT 08
Timezone: UTC/GMT +01:00 hours
Vegetation Type: No Vegetation
Responsible Person: Ingo Hartmeyer
The borehole has been drilled into the side wall of a tunnel (horizontal drilling), which crosses the west ridge of Mount Kitzsteinhorn (3.203 m).
Depth: 20 m Drilling Angle: 90 ° Diameter: 9 cm Deepest Sensor: 18.3 m
Drilling Method: Air Flush Rotary Drilling Date Drilled: 19. Oct 2010
Type: Borehole is located approx. 100m from cable car summit station
Type: Anthropogenic (Air circulation in the tunnel leads to a slight thermal disturbance of the surrounding rock mass (borehole temperature data show that thermal disturbance extends to a depth of approx. 10 m). Distance From Heat: 0 m
Permafrost Zone: Mountain Vegetation: No Vegetation (bare rock) Lithology: Calcareous Mica-Schist Access Timeseries
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