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Title:The Virtual Alpine Observatory (VAO) acting to better observe, understand, forecast and react to climate change in a combined Network of European High-Altitude Research Stations
Authors:ID Krautblatter, Michael (Author)
ID Močnik, Griša (Author), et al.
Files:.pdf EGU24-22269-print.pdf (310,88 KB)
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Typology:1.12 - Published Scientific Conference Contribution Abstract
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:The Alpine region undergoes a faster and more pronounced climate change than surrounding lowlands and, therefore, is a time machine showing the things to come in a changing climate and environment. Under the influence of a robust warming trend, witnessing an ascent of >1°C since the 1980s significant effects are visible and measurable in atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere, and most apparently the cryosphere. The Virtual Alpine Observatory is an assemblage comprising European Alpine Observatories, high alpine research facilities, data archives, and supercomputing centers, seamlessly interwoven through shared infrastructure and collaborative research pursuits. It is the answer to how the complex Alpine environmental system can be addressed by an interdisciplinary, cross-border collaborating research paradigm. At its core, the primary objective is to orchestrate collective endeavors aimed at observing, comprehending, and prognosticating the ramifications of climate change on the Alpine expanse. This extends to the multifaceted facets of the environment in multiple aspects. This alliance of researchers and data-gathering institutions spanning the Alpine landscape and analogous mountainous terrains in Europe propels the exploration of data patterns transcending national boundaries. In doing so, it creates a reservoir of data, knowledge and scientific approaches that surpasses the cumulative understanding derived from its individual constituents. In the upcoming discourse, we illuminate the network's future goals, composition, unveil forthcoming research initiatives, expound upon data availabilities, and deliberate on the trajectories that lie ahead for collaborative efforts. The VAO network is substantially funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection.
Keywords:Alpine observatory, climate change, Virtual Alpine Observatory
Publication status:Published
Publication version:Version of Record
Year of publishing:2024
Number of pages:1 spletni vir
PID:20.500.12556/RUNG-8943 New window
COBISS.SI-ID:189300739 New window
DOI:10.5194/egusphere-egu24-22269 New window
Publication date in RUNG:18.03.2024
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Title:EGU General Assembly 2024 : Vienna, Austria & online, 14-19 April 2024
Place of publishing:Göttingen
Publisher:EGU - European Geosciences Union
Year of publishing:2024
COBISS.SI-ID:189198083 New window


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