Visit to the Gorbunov research station
The team of Cluster 3, ‘Glaciers, Snow and Hydrology’, visited the abandoned Gorbunov research station, next to Fedchenko Glacier (one of the largest non-polar glaciers in the world!) and assessed the state of the automated weather station. Scientists had not visited this station in the 6 years since its installation. As this site has weather measurements dating back to the 1930s, it is an extremely valuable dataset that needs to be maintained and therefore this is a priority site for PAMIR.