Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 9, 719–735, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-719-2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 719–735, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-719-2015

Research article 17 Apr 2015

Research article | 17 Apr 2015

Future permafrost conditions along environmental gradients in Zackenberg, Greenland

S. Westermann et al.

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The development of ground temperatures in permafrost areas is influenced by many factors varying on different spatial and temporal scales. We present numerical simulations of ground temperatures for the Zackenberg valley in NE Greenland, which take into account the spatial variability of snow depths, surface and ground properties at a scale of 10m. The ensemble of the model grid cells suggests a spatial variability of annual average ground temperatures of up to 5°C.