Expedition 2012

Ojos del Salado, Puna de Atacama

  • installation of data loggers (in the previously planned sites and depths) to analyze the presence of permafrost and the characteristics and processes of the active layer from 4200 m to 6893 m asl in the Puna de Atacama, from Laguna Negro Francisco to the Ojos del Salado summit
  • sediment sampling at monitoring sites from all measurement depths
  • investigation of abandoned glacier valleys, ground ice distribution and melting processes
  • investigation of the structure and location of megaripples

Permachile in numbers

Measured data
Days
1.7°C
Change of temperature