Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland

Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland – Plate 3.9

The probable distribution of permafrost as shown on the map was calculated using three regionally differing models. Permafrost occurs in around 4 to 6 % of the total surface of Switzerland, corresponding to approximately twice the area covered by glaciers. The table shows a number of easily identifiable and accessible rock glaciers of all three types (active, inactive, fossil).


In digital form:

Plate of the Atlas as pdf (8067kb)
Explanatory text (taken without changes from the Hydrological Atlas)
Table «Ausgewählte Blockgletscher»


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