Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 9, 647–661, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-647-2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 647–661, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-647-2015

Research article 08 Apr 2015

Research article | 08 Apr 2015

Warming permafrost and active layer variability at Cime Bianche, Western European Alps

P. Pogliotti et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (10 Mar 2015) by Julia Boike
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This study presents the thermal state and recent evolution of permafrost at Cime Bianche. The analysis reveals that (i) spatial variability of MAGST is greater than its interannual variability and is controlled by snow duration and air temperature during the snow-free period, (ii) the ALT has a pronounced spatial variability caused by a different subsurface ice and water content, and (iii) permafrost is warming at significant rates below 8m of depth.