Lago di Ledro




Trento, Italian Alps

Lake type:

glacial lake

Category: mixed varves


653 m asl

Max depth:

46 m

Surface area:

2.18 km2

Catchment area:

111 km2

Archive type:

lacustrine sediments

Author of images:

Stefanie Wirth


Wirth SB, Gilli A, Simonneau A, Ariztegui D, Vannière B, Glur L, Chapron E, Magny M, Anselmetti FS (2013) A 2000 year long seasonal record of floods in the southern European Alps. Geophysical Research Letters 40 (15), 4025-4029.

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Site images

Lago di Ledro > max. resolution

Example of a high-resolution sediment core image with identified carbonaceous varves (summer: beige laminae; winter: brown laminae) and flood layers (thicker gray layers). The season in which the floods occurred is indicated to the right. > max. resolution