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Volume 11, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 11, 877–890, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-877-2017
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Special issue: The evolution of permafrost in mountain regions

The Cryosphere, 11, 877–890, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-877-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 06 Apr 2017

Research article | 06 Apr 2017

Permafrost distribution modelling in the semi-arid Chilean Andes

Guillermo F. Azócar et al.

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PFI and MAAT prediction maps G. Azócar, A. Brenning, X. Bodin http://www.andespermafrost.com/

Permafrost Favorability Index Map (PFI) for the Chilean Semi-Arid Andes G. Azócar, A. Brenning, X. Bodin https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.859332

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We present in this work a new statistical permafrost distribution model that provided a more detailed, locally adjusted insights into mountain permafrost distribution in the semi-arid Chilean Andes. The results indicate conditions favorable for permafrost presence, can be present in up to about 6.8 % of the study area (1051 km2), especially in the Elqui and Huasco watersheds. This kind of methodological approach used in this research can be replicable in another parts of the Andes.
We present in this work a new statistical permafrost distribution model that provided a more...
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