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http://www.the-cryosphere-discuss.net/6/2477/2012/tcd-6-2477-2012-discussion.htmlThe team is composed of A. Rabatel (Laboratory of Glaciology and Geophysics of the Environment [LGGE], Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France), B. Francou (Laboratory for the Study of Transfers in Hydrology and Environment [LTHE], Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France), A. Soruco (Institute of Geological and Environmental Research, Universidad Mayor de San Andres [IGEMA-UMSA], La Paz, Bolivia), J. Gomez (National Water Authority, Glaciology and Water Resources Unit [ANA-UGRH], Huaraz, Peru), B. Cáceres (National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology [INAMHI], Quito, Ecuador), J. L. Ceballos (Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies [IDEAM], Bogotá, Colombia), R. Basantes (LTHE -and- Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, National Politechnic School [DICA-EPN], Quito, Ecuador), M. Vuille (Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciencies, University of Albany, New York, USA), J.-E. Sicart (LTHE), C. Huggel and M. Scheel (Department of Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland), Y. Lejeune (Snow Research Centre, National Centre for Meteorological Research (CEN CNRM-GAME), Saint Martin d'Hères, France), Y. Arnaud (LTHE), M. Collet (LTHE -and- DICA-EPN), T. Condom (LTHE), G. Consoli (LTHE), V. Favier (LGGE), V. Jomelli (Laboratory of Physical Geography (LPG), University of Paris-Sud, Paris, France), R. Galarraga (DICA-EPN), P. Ginot (LGGE -and- Grenoble Observatory for the Sciences of the Universe (OSUG), Grenoble, France), L. Maisincho (INAMHI), J. Mendoza (Institute of Hydraulics and Hydrology, UMSA [IHH-UMSA], La Paz, Bolivia), M. Ménégoz (LGGE), E. Ramirez (IHH-UMSA), P. Ribstein (Sisyphe, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France), W. Suarez (National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology (SENAMHI), Lima, Peru), M. Villacis (DICA-EPN), and P. Wagnon (LTHE). Most of these researchers are members of the International Joint Laboratory GREAT-ICE, an initiative of the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD) and universities and institutions in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia.
Dr. Bárbara Ferreira | European Geosciences Union (EGU)
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