The Ghiacciaio della Sforzellina is a small cirque glacier in the Ortles-Cevedale Group (Alps of Lombardy, Italy). Starting from the hydrological year 1986-87, the mass balance was performed; the results were always negative till 1994-95. Total loss was about 7.33 m w.e., corresponding to about 3 × 106 m3 w.e.. By correlations between mass balances and climatic parameters, it was calculated that the Ghiacciaio della Sforzellina has lost from 1970 to 1986 between 13 and 18 m of water equivalent. By means of vertical electric soundings the thickness of the glacier and its residual storage was calculated. If the climatic conditions will not change in a short time, the survival time of the glacier could be evaluated at about thirty years.

Nine years of negative balance at the Ghiacciaio della Sforzellina (Alps of Lombardy, Italy). Relationships with climate and extinction hypotesis [Nove anni di bilancio negativo al Ghiacciaio della Sforzellina (Alpi Lombarde). Rapporti con il clima e ipotesi di estinzione]

GUGLIELMIN, MAURO;
1995

Abstract

The Ghiacciaio della Sforzellina is a small cirque glacier in the Ortles-Cevedale Group (Alps of Lombardy, Italy). Starting from the hydrological year 1986-87, the mass balance was performed; the results were always negative till 1994-95. Total loss was about 7.33 m w.e., corresponding to about 3 × 106 m3 w.e.. By correlations between mass balances and climatic parameters, it was calculated that the Ghiacciaio della Sforzellina has lost from 1970 to 1986 between 13 and 18 m of water equivalent. By means of vertical electric soundings the thickness of the glacier and its residual storage was calculated. If the climatic conditions will not change in a short time, the survival time of the glacier could be evaluated at about thirty years.
Barsanti, M.; Casartelli, G.; Guglielmin, Mauro; Pelfini, M.; Smiraglia, C.; Stella, G.
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