mountain permafrost; climate change impact; subsurface ice content; Regional Climate Model downscaling; geophysical monitoring; photogrammetry; laser scanning; permafrost process modelling; ground temperatures; landform-specific sensitivity; Electrical Resistivity Tomography
(2015), Borehole logging in alpine periglacial talus slopes (Valais, Swiss Alps), in Permafrost and Periglacial Processes
, 26, 67-83.
(2015), Furrow-and-ridge morphology on rockglaciers explained by gravity-driven buckle folding: A case study from the Murtèl rockglacier (Switzerland), in Permafrost and Periglacial Processes
, 26, 57-66.
(2015), Ground temperature variations in a talus slope influenced by permafrost: a comparison of field observations and model simulations, in Geogr. Helv.
, 70, 45-62.
(2015), Ice loss and slope stability in high-mountain regions, 521.
(2015), The Influence of Surface Characteristics, Topography, and Continentality on Mountain Permafrost in British Columbia, in The Cryosphere
, 9, 1025-1038.
(2015), Thermal characteristics of permafrost in the steep alpine rock walls of the Aiguille du Midi (Mont Blanc Massif, 3842 m a.s.l), in The Cryosphere
, 9, 109-121.
(2014), 21st Century Climate Change in the European Alps - A Review, in Science of the Total Environment
, 493, 1138-1151.
(2014), A two-sided approach to estimate heat transfer processes within the active layer of the Murtèl–Corvatsch rock glacier, in Earth Surf. Dynam.
, 2, 141-154.
(2014), Accuracy assessment of airborne photogrammetrically derived high-resolution digital elevation models in a high mountain environment, in ISPRS JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING
, 98, 58-69.
(2014), Assessing the rock glacier kinematics on three different timescales: a case study from the southern Swiss Alps, in EARTH SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS
, 39(15), 2056-2069.
(2014), Monitoring of high alpine mass movements combining laser scanning with digital airborne photogrammetry, in GEOMORPHOLOGY
, 206, 492-504.
(2014), Sediment storage and transfer on a periglacial mountain slope (Corvatsch, Switzerland), in GEOMORPHOLOGY
, 218, 35-44.
(2014), Simulating high-latitude permafrost regions by the JSBACH terrestrial ecosystem model, in GEOSCIENTIFIC MODEL DEVELOPMENT
, 7(2), 631-647.
(2014), Site-level model intercomparison of high latitude and high altitude soil thermal dynamics in tundra and barren landscapes, in The Cryosphere Discuss.
, 8, 4959-5013.
(2013), A spatial and temporal analysis of different periglacial materials by using geoelectrical, seismic and borehole temperature data, at Murtèl-Corvatsch, Upper Engadin, in Geogr. Helv.
, 68, 1-16.
(2013), Advancing and facilitating the use of RCM data in climate impacts research, in Impacts World 2013 Conference Proceedings
(2013), Alpine snow cover in a changing climate: A regional climate model perspective, in Climate Dynamics
, 41, 735-754.
(2013), Automatic filtering of ERT monitoring data in mountain permafrost, in Near Surface Geophysics
, 11(4), 423-433.
(2013), Modeled sensitivity of two alpine permafrost sites to RCM-based climate scenarios, in J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf.
, 118, 780-794.
(2013), New concepts in geophysical surveying and data interpretation for permafrost terrain, in Permafrost and Periglacial Processes
, 24, 131-137.
(2013), Permafrost model sensitivity to seasonal climatic changes and extreme events in mountainous regions, in Environ. Res. Lett.
, 8, 035048.
(2013), Projections of extreme precipitation events in regional climate simulations for Europe and the Alpine Region, in J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.
, 118(9), 3610-3621.
(2013), Rock glacier degradation and instabilities in the European Alps: A characterization and monitoring experiment in the Turtmanntal, in Landslide Science and Practice
, 4, 5-13.
(2013), Wood anatomical analysis of Swiss willow (Salix helvetica) shrubs growing on creeping mountain permafrost, in Dendrochronologia
(2012), Changes in European summer temperature variability revisited, in GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
, 39, L19702.
(2012), Elevation gradients of European climate change in the regional climate model COSMO-CLM, in CLIMATIC CHANGE
, 112(2), 189-215.
(2012), Sediment transfer rates of two active rockglaciers in the Swiss Alps, in GEOMORPHOLOGY
, 167, 45-50.
(2012), The potential of new measurement and modelling techniques in alpine cryosphere and geomorphology research, in Geographica Helvetica
, 1-2, 26-37.
(2012), Thermal evidence of recent talik formation in Ritigraben rock glacier: Swiss Alps, in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Permafrost
, Salekhard, Russia.
, Projected changes in precipitation intensity and frequency in Switzerland: a multi-model perspective, in International Journal of Climatology
, Robust climate scenarios for sites with sparse observations: A two-step bias correction approach, in International Journal of Climatology
, The elevation dependency of 21st century European climate change: An RCM ensemble perspective, in International Journal of Climatology
Permafrost, defined as lithospheric material whose temperature remains below 0 °C for two or more consecutive years, occurs in many high-mountain regions of the European Alps. To evaluate the sensitivity of mountain perma-frost to climatic changes and to assess its future evolution, not only climatic variables such as air temperature, radia-tion and timing and duration of snow cover have to be considered, but also subsurface characteristics such as ground temperature, ice content, porosity or hydraulic properties. Permafrost monitoring in the Swiss Alps started only 1-2 decades ago, but currently comprises a large set of meteorological, geophysical, kinematic and ground thermal parameters at a large variety of field sites. The project TEMPS will integrate and analyse this data set for the first time and combine the observations with simulations using a dynamic process-oriented permafrost model. In combination with results from Regional Climate Model ensembles, TEMPS aims to create plausible evolution scenar-ios of mountain permafrost at specific sites and will investigate the interactions between atmosphere and permafrost focusing on the evolution of ground temperature, ice content and related degradation and creep processes. The overall objective of TEMPS is to improve the understanding of the vulnerability of mountain permafrost regions to climate change and assess the potential impact at different field sites in the Swiss Alps.