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Field work on Guffert

The ice shaft at Guffert in the Brandenberg Alps contains an approximately 20 m thick body of ice and firn and is one of the key study sites of our alpine ice cave project funded by FWF. Friedrich Obleitner and PhD student Maria Wind designed a complex setup of several meteorological stations both outside the cave and in its interior to monitor a series of parameters including air, snow and rock temperature, humidity, short- and long-wave radiation, 3D airflow and snow height. PhD student Tanguy Racine supported by Charlotte Honiat and Christoph Spötl sampled the ice body for radiocarbon dating, stable isotopes and pollen.