Goessnitzkees (Carinthia, Austria):

Goessnitzkees, September 2004
Goessnitzkees (12°45' E, 46°58' N) is a small debris-covered cirque glacier located in the Schober group of the Hohe Tauern range, Austrian Alps. The glacier covered an area of some 0.75 km² in 1997. In 1982 Goessnitzkees was included into the network of annual glacier measurements of the Austrian Alpine Club (ÖAV). Since 1982 until now all annual measurements (mid-September) on Goessnitzkees have been carried out by members of the Institute of Geography and Regional Science of the University of Graz (UNI Graz). From 1996 to 1998 a glacier study under the leadership of G.K. Lieb (Institute of Geography and Regional Science, UNI Graz) was carried out in order to reconstruct the glacier history of Goessnitzkees from 1850 (maximum extent of glaciation) until 1997. In 1996 the former Institute of Geodesy of the Graz University of Technology selected Goessnitzkees as a test site for high-mountain studies. A three-dimensional geodetic network was installed for this purpose, comprising also some reference points of the previously described annual measurements for ÖAV.
Goessnitzkees. Photograph taken in September 2004. The viewing direction is from the photogrammetric baseline in a south-easterly direction.


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  Stereopair (terrestrial photographs)

Goessnitzkees left stereo partner
Goessnitzkees right stereo partner
Goessnitzkees anaglyph
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left stereo partner
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right stereo partner
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Terrestrial photographs were taken on August 25, 2007. © Victor Mercator

For more information please see http://www.staff.tugraz.at/viktor.kaufmann/Goessnitzkees/
Visualization of glacier change by animated gifs: http://www.staff.tugraz.at/viktor.kaufmann/animations.html


last update: february 19, 2019

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