Research Basins

The core of INARCH science activities

Map of Current INARCH Mountain Research Basins

The network facilitates an active exchange and collaboration between international researchers through a network of instrumented mountain catchments to compare instrumentation best practices, suggest improvements in instrumentation, and develop reliable alpine datasets for model testing and numerical experiments.  At present, this includes 29 mountain research sites and basins around the world:

Austria 1. Rofental Open Air Laboratory (OpAL);

Canada 2. Marmot Creek Research Basin; 3. Peyto Glacier; 4. Quesnel River Research Basin; 5. Wolf Creek Research Basin;

Chile 6. Upper Diguillín; 7. Upper Maipo;

China 8. Nam Co Monitoring and Research Station for Multisphere Interactions; 9. Qomolangma Atmospheric and Environmental Observation and Research Station; 10. Southeast Tibet Observation and Research Station for the Alpine Environment; 11. Upper Heihe River Basin;

France 12. Arve Catchement; 13. Col de Porte Experimental Site; 14. Col du Lac Blanc Experimental Site;

Germany 15. Schneefernerhaus and Research Catchment;

Nepal 16. Langtang Catchment;

New Zealand 17. Brewster Glacier;

Norway 18. Finse Alpine Research Centre;

Russia 19. Djankuat Research Basin;

Spain 20. Izas Research Basin; 21. Guadalfeo Monitoring Network;

Sweden 22. Tarfala Research Catchment;

Switzerland 23. Dischma Research Catchment; 24. Weissfluhjoch Snow Study Site;

United States of America 25. Dry Creek Experimental Watershed; 26. Grand Mesa Study Site; 27. Reynolds Creek Experimental Watershed; 28. Senator Beck Basin Study Area; 29. Sagehen Creek, Sierra Nevada.