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Brief communication: "An inventory of permafrost evidence for the European Alps"


Cremonese, E; Gruber, S; Phillips, M; Pogliotti, P; Boeckli, L; Noetzli, J; Suter, C; Bodin, X; Crepaz, A; Kellerer-Pirklbauer, A; Lange, K; Letey, S; Mair, V; Morra di Cella, U; Ravanel, L; Scapozza, C; Seppi, R; Zischg, A (2011). Brief communication: "An inventory of permafrost evidence for the European Alps". Cryosphere, 5(3):651-657.

Abstract

The investigation and modelling of permafrost distribution, particularly in areas of discontinuous permafrost, is challenging due to spatial heterogeneity, remoteness of measurement sites and data scarcity. We have designed a strategy for standardizing different local data sets containing evidence of the presence or absence of permafrost into an inventory for the entire European Alps. With this brief communication, we present the structure and contents of this inventory. This collection of permafrost evidence not only highlights existing data and allows new analyses based on larger data sets, but also provides complementary information for an improved interpretation of monitoring results.

The investigation and modelling of permafrost distribution, particularly in areas of discontinuous permafrost, is challenging due to spatial heterogeneity, remoteness of measurement sites and data scarcity. We have designed a strategy for standardizing different local data sets containing evidence of the presence or absence of permafrost into an inventory for the entire European Alps. With this brief communication, we present the structure and contents of this inventory. This collection of permafrost evidence not only highlights existing data and allows new analyses based on larger data sets, but also provides complementary information for an improved interpretation of monitoring results.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:12 Jan 2012 16:06
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:16
Publisher:Copernicus
ISSN:1994-0416
Publisher DOI:10.5194/tc-5-651-2011
Permanent URL: http://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-53294

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