Potential permafrost areas

Permafrost is a feature of the high-mountain landscape in Switzerland, where it forms a part of many attractive geological structures. Permafrost itself can not be seen, which is perhaps why mythical-like characteristics are sometimes attributed to it. Permafrost refers to a situation in which substrate material (e.g. rock, rubble) remains below 0°C all year round for at least two consecutive

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Permafrost extent

Tags: Nature and Environment, Ice and Snow, Permafrost, Climate change, Soils
Spatial extent: Switzerland
Time: 2005