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GLACIER "SOLDA"
Risk type: glacier length changes

Glacier list | Statistics
 

Type:  Confluent glacier
Country:  Italy
Region:  Alto Adige
Massif/Ice Cap:  Ortles-Cevedale
Municipality:  
Municipality code:  
Location:  
 
Latitude (, cent):  46.49 N
Longitude (, cent):  10.6 E
Surface (km2):  6.48
Lenght (km):  4.2
Width (km):  0.7
Min. altitude (m):  2410
Max. altitude (m):  3905
Orientation ()  45
Slope ()  17

EVENT:  Date  // -  Date quality:1817-18   

Type:  Glacier length changes
Description  Rapid advance of the snout, 1200 m in one year (from 1817 to 1818).
Effects:  Inhabitants were moved from Gampen village; in 1819 ice was only 300 m far from houses.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
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DAMAGES    

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BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Bachmann R., 1984 - Ghiacciai delle Alpi. Zanichelli, Bologna, p. 279
Desio, 1967 - I ghiacciai del gruppo Ortles - Cevedale CNR - CGI, Tamburini Ed., Torino, p. 653
Tufnell L., 1984 - Glacier hazards. Longman, New York, p. 23