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Volume 11, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 11, 1351–1370, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1351-2017
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Special issue: The evolution of permafrost in mountain regions

The Cryosphere, 11, 1351–1370, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1351-2017
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Research article 09 Jun 2017

Research article | 09 Jun 2017

Wind-driven snow conditions control the occurrence of contemporary marginal mountain permafrost in the Chic-Choc Mountains, south-eastern Canada: a case study from Mont Jacques-Cartier

Gautier Davesne et al.

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This study presents data from Mont Jacques-Cartier, the highest summit in the Appalachians of south-eastern Canada, to demonstrate that the occurrence of contemporary permafrost body is associated with a very thin and wind-packed winter snow cover which brings local azonal topo-climatic conditions on the dome-shaped summit. This study is an important preliminary step in modelling the regional spatial distribution of permafrost on the highest summits in eastern North America.
This study presents data from Mont Jacques-Cartier, the highest summit in the Appalachians of...
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