(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2003)

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Intensive cooling through an open-work blocky layer : ground temperature monitoring in the Swiss Alps

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This paper presents the results of two-year monitoring of ground temperatures on two kinds of alpine ground surfaces, a rock glacier and a soil slope in the Upper Engadin, Swiss Alps. The monitoring sites lie close to the regional lower limit of the mountain permafrost belt. Data from the two sites provide some parameters indicative of subsurface frost conditions, including the mean annual surface temperature (MAST) and the basal temperature of the winter snow cover (BTS). A comparison of these parameters permits understanding of the effect of the surface condition on the local permafrost distribution


Article of periodic

published at : Annual report of the Institute of Geoscience, the University of Tsukuba / ISSN 0285-3175

Editor : University of Tsukuba, Institute of Geoscience, Sakura-mura ; University of Tsukuba, Institute of Geoscience, Ibaraki-ken - JAPON (1975)

Millesime : 2003, no29 [pp. 21-25]

Bibliographic references : 13 ref.

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Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20441

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