VIRTUAL FIELDWORK

Grande Dixence

Valais, Switzerland
  • hydro-electric power
  • alpine landscapes
Grande Dixence virtual field trip

Overview

The Grande Dixence Dam is situated at the head of the Val d’Hérémence in Valais, SW Switzerland. The dam, which at 285 m is the tallest in Europe, is part of the Cleuson-Dixence hydroelectric power complex. Completed in 1961, the dam generates 2,000 GWh annually, which is enough to power 400,000 households.

This virtual field trip is very short. It will be expanded in due course.

Start of Virtual Field Trip

Grande Dixence Virtual Field Trip

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

SwissTopo website

Access to current and historic mapping, as well as other data, from the Swiss national mapping service. TIP: You can drag KML files onto the map
Dr Des McDougall

Dr Des McDougall

I'm a Physical Geographer at the University of Worcester (England, UK). Interests include mountain glaciers, mountain geomorphology and Quaternary environmental change. I'm also interested in the use of virtual reality in teaching.

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In order to support the ongoing development of this site, it would be really helpful if you could let me know why and how you use the resource. I’d also appreciate hearing any ideas you may have for improvements. Thank you!

ABOUT

This website allows you to explore glaciers and glaciated landscapes using virtual field trips. High quality, 360 degree interactive panoramas (panospheres) allow you to look all around and zoom in on features of interest – a bit like Google Streetview ©.

© VR Glaciers and Glaciated Landscapes by Derek McDougall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 International License.

Last updated: February 2019