Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland

Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland – Plate 2.6

The many ways in which mountains influence atmospheric processes lead to important spatial variations in the precipitation pattern. In the Alps, within a distance of less than 100 km there can be differences in mean precipitation that are as marked as that between Crete and the west coast of Scotland. The character of the land and the presence of natural ecosystems are marked by the precipitation pattern.

In digital form:

Plate of the Atlas as pdf (55984kb)
Explanatory text (taken without changes from the Hydrological Atlas)
Table «Mittlere jährliche Niederschlagshöhen 1971 – 1990»
Auflösung 2 km • 2 km, Schweiz und angrenzendes Ausland

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