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Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 585-607, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-585-2017
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Special issue: The evolution of permafrost in mountain regions

The Cryosphere, 11, 585-607, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-585-2017
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Research article 21 Feb 2017

Research article | 21 Feb 2017

Distributed snow and rock temperature modelling in steep rock walls using Alpine3D

Anna Haberkorn et al.
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The effects of permafrost degradation on rock slope stability in the Alps affect people and infrastructure. Modelling the evolution of permafrost is therefore of great importance. However, the snow cover has generally not been taken into account in model studies of steep, rugged rock walls. Thus, we present a distributed model study on the influence of the snow cover on rock temperatures. The promising results are discussed against detailed rock temperature measurements and snow depth data.
The effects of permafrost degradation on rock slope stability in the Alps affect people and...
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