Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1531–1547, 2022
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 14, 1531–1547, 2022
Data description paper
07 Apr 2022
Data description paper | 07 Apr 2022

Long-term energy balance measurements at three different mountain permafrost sites in the Swiss Alps

Martin Hoelzle et al.

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With ongoing climate change, it is crucial to understand the interactions of the individual heat fluxes at the surface and within the subsurface layers, as well as their impacts on the permafrost thermal regime. A unique set of high-altitude meteorological measurements has been analysed to determine the energy balance at three mountain permafrost sites in the Swiss Alps, where data have been collected since the late 1990s in collaboration with the Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network (PERMOS).