Climatic warming , glacier recession and runoff from Alpine basins after the Little Ice Age maximum

  title={Climatic warming , glacier recession and runoff from Alpine basins after the Little Ice Age maximum},
  author={David N Collins},
Records of discharge of rivers draining Alpine basins with between 0 and 70% ice cover, in the upper Aare and Rhône catchments, Switzerland, for the period 1894–2006 have been examined together with climatic data for 1866–2006, with a view to assessing the effects on runoff from glacierized basins of climatic warming coupled with glacier recession following the Little Ice Age maximum. Annual runoff from ice-free basins reflects precipitation variations, rising from minima between 1880 and 1910… CONTINUE READING
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