Snow, glaciers and permafrost are of great importance for Switzerland. Their changes are documented by detailed measurements. This web portal shows and explains selected long-term measurement series of the cryosphere.more

Image: NASA Earth Observatory, Jesse Allen and Robert Simmonmore

Das Extremjahr 2022, Kryosphärenbericht

Das Jahr 2021/22 geht in die Geschichte der Kryosphärenbeobachtung ein: Sehr wenig Schnee während des Winters, Rekordschmelze der Gletscher, und Maximaltemperaturen in den oberen Schichten des Permafrosts.

The glacier world at the foot of Piz Palü and Piz Bernina is still impressive even after record losses were recorded on Vadret Pers (Grisons).
Image: M. Huss

Authors: SCC

Source: Die Alpen – Les Alpes – Le Alpi, 28.03.2023


  • Cryosphere
  • Glacier
  • Monitoring
  • Snow
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