Balcón I (Morenas Coloradas Rock Glacier)

General Information

Created: 2014-01-15 13:56:06
Modified: 2014-02-27 10:44:17

Active: Yes
Responsible Countries: Argentina,
Timezone:UTC/GMT -03:00 hours
Vegetation Type:No Vegetation
Responsible Person:Dario Trombotto
MAGT (C) ca. 0
MAGT_DEPTH (m) 6,0
MAGT_DATE 2004-2010

AIR TEMPERATURE AND SNOW COVER THICKNESS/DENSITY MEASUREMENTS AT THE BOREHOLE SITE (indicate frequency of observations): Air temperature: Yes [ ]  No [X]    Snow thickness: Yes[ ] No[X]   Density: Yes [ ] No[ ]. Region with zonda wind. ( a kind of foehn)


NAME AND LOCATION OF CLOSEST CLIMATE STATION: Potrerillos: 32º 57' 44" S ; 69º 11' 22" W,  1430 m, distance from borehole: 16 km) - MAAT (mean annual air temperature): 14,75 ºC (1991); Precipitation: 365 mm (1995).

Vallecitos: 32º 59' 14" S;  69º 20' 58" W,  2550 m, distance from borehole: 3,7 km) - MAAT: 6 ºC (1976-1985); Precipitation: 442 mm (1976-1985).


Depth:6 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Deepest Sensor:5 m
Drilling Method:Percussion. YEAR_DRILLED 1989, 2006
Date Drilled:01. Jan 1996
Type:Road until ca. 3000 m a.s.l., then on foot. 500 m from road (summer season).
Distance From Road:500 m
Permafrost Thickness:>50 m
Permafrost Zone:Mountain
Landform:Rock glacier
Lithology:Volcanic rocks: rhyolites
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Bibliographic References
Trombotto, D., Buk, E. and Hernández, J.; 1997: "Monitoring of Mountain Permafrost in the Central Andes, Argentina". Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, Vol. 8: 123 -129.
---, --- --- ; 1999. "Rock glaciers in the Southern Central Andes (appr. 33° S.L.), Mendoza, Argentina: a review", Bamberger Geographische Schriften 19: 145-173, Bamberg.
Barsch, D. and King, L.; 1989: Origin and geoelectrical resistivity of rockglaciers in semi-arid subtropical mountains (Andes de Mendoza, Argentina). Z. Geomorph. N.F., 33, 2: 151-163.
Trombotto, D.; 2000: "Survey of Cryogenic Processes, Periglacial Forms and Permafrost Conditions in South America". Revista do Instituto Geológico, Vol. 21, Nr.1/2: 33-55. São Paulo, Brasil.

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Longitude:-69.371944 °
Latitude:-32.961944 °
Elevation:3560 m
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