Climate Setting in Switzerland

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serval:BIB_4BE373647662
Type
A part of a book
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Institution
Title
Climate Setting in Switzerland
Title of the book
Landscapes and Landforms of Switzerland
Author(s)
Fallot Jean-Michel
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Address of publication
Cham (Switzerland)
ISBN
9783030432010
9783030432034
ISSN
2213-2090
2213-2104
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Editor
Reynard Emmanuel
Series
Collection World Geomorphological Landscapes
Chapter
3
Pages
31-45
Language
english
Abstract
This chapter presents the main climate features in Switzerland for several parameters that might influence geomorphological elements and processes. In addition to altitude, the complex topography of Switzerland strongly influences air temperature and frost frequency by favouring cold air accumulation in the bottom of valleys and depressions. The Alps and Jura Mountains also generate cloud accumulations by orographic forcing and foehn effects that strongly influence mean precipitation and snowfall at a local scale. This chapter also presents variations of these climatic parameters in connection with the global climate warming observed in Switzerland for about a hundred years and particularly since the late
1970s as well as some projections for the future.
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