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GLACIER "LEX BLANCHE"
Risk type: glacier length changes and ice avalanches

Glacier list | Statistics
 

Type:  Valley glacier
Country:  Italy
Region:  Aosta Valley
Massif/Ice Cap:  Monte Bianco
Municipality:  Courmayeur
Municipality code:  
Location:  
 
Latitude (░, cent):  45.8 N
Longitude (░, cent):  6.82 E
Surface (km2):  4.094
Lenght (km):  3.6
Width (km):  
Min. altitude (m):  2065
Max. altitude (m):  3910
Orientation (░)  135
Slope (░)  24

EVENT:  Date  9/8/1956 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  Around midday a big ice-avalanche detached from the extreme left edge of the glacier, and reached the valley below. Some days later, another avalanche occurred, covering 500 m in horizontal projection and 200 m in difference of altitude.
Effects:  The first avalanche damaged the trees of the wood below the glacier.
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  Trees Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Capello C. F., 1959 - Relazione sulla Campagna Glaciologica 1956 Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II. N. 8, p. 183-186
Capello C. F., 1959 - Frane-valanghe di ghiaccio nel gruppo del Monte Bianco. Boll. del Comitato Glac. It. Serie II. N. 8, p. 125-138

EVENT:  Date  // -  Date quality:1954-1972   

Type:  Glacier length changes
Description  From 1954 to 1972 the snout advanced of 650 m.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Lesca C., Armando E., 1972 - Determinazione delle variazioni superficiali e volumetriche dal 1965 al 1970 e controllo della velocitÓ della propagazione delle onde sismiche sul ghiacciaio de La Lex Blanche. Boll. Comitato Glac. It. Serie II. N. 20, p. 65-86