Snow pack in the Swiss Alps under changing climatic conditions : an empirical approach for climate impacts studies

  title={Snow pack in the Swiss Alps under changing climatic conditions : an empirical approach for climate impacts studies},
  author={Martin Beniston and F. Keller and St{\'e}phane Goyette},
In many instances, snow cover and duration are a major controlling factor on a range of environmental systems in mountain regions. When assessing the impacts of climatic change on mountain ecosystems and river basins whose origin lie in the Alps, one of the key controls on such systems will reside in changes in snow amount and duration. At present, regional climate models or statistical downscaling techniques, which are the principal methods applied to the derivation of climatic variables in a… CONTINUE READING
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