Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 13, 1925–1941, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1925-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 1925–1941, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1925-2019

Research article 15 Jul 2019

Research article | 15 Jul 2019

Distinguishing ice-rich and ice-poor permafrost to map ground temperatures and ground ice occurrence in the Swiss Alps

Robert Kenner et al.

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AR by Robert Kenner on behalf of the Authors (18 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 May 2019) by Moritz Langer
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (06 Jun 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (15 Jun 2019) by Moritz Langer
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Short summary
A new permafrost mapping method distinguishes between ice-poor and ice-rich permafrost. The approach was tested for the entire Swiss Alps and highlights the dominating influence of the factors elevation and solar radiation on the distribution of ice-poor permafrost. Our method enabled the indication of mean annual ground temperatures and the cartographic representation of permafrost-free belts, which are bounded above by ice-poor permafrost and below by permafrost-containing excess ice.