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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-2825

Hoelzle, M; Gruber, S (2008). Borehole and ground surface temperatures and their relationship to meteorological conditions in the Swiss Alps. In: 9th International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, 29 June 2008 - 3 July 2008, 723-728.



In Switzerland, several boreholes are monitored within the framework of the Permafrost Monitoring Switzerland (PERMOS). Three of these boreholes, at Murtèl, at Schilthorn, and at Stockhorn, are at least 60 m deep. In addition, a number of shorter boreholes (c. 6 m deep) were drilled in other projects and have been continuously observed over several years. Results on long- and short-term behavior of these boreholes are presented and compared to standard meteorological components, such as air temperatures and snow cover, measured directly at these borehole sites or nearby. First analyses show the importance of the snow cover duration and thickness; more important on a local scale are different surface and subsurface characteristics influencing heat transfer by conduction and heat capacity. The concept of different offsets between atmosphere and lithosphere is discussed, and data reflecting these offsets are presented for typical alpine conditions.



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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Event End Date:3 July 2008
Deposited On:29 Aug 2008 10:23
Last Modified:19 Jul 2016 12:16
Official URL:http://uspermafrost.org/meetings/nicop/proceedings.html

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