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Influence of Snow Cover Recession on an Alpine Ecological System

M. Keller and K. Seidel and H. Haefner
Proc. 18th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment
October 1984

Abstract

In a worldwide UNESCO-program "Man and Biosphere (MAB)" the mutual effects of economical activities, land-use and natural resources are under investigation. We are concentrating on high Alpine regions. In the test site MAB-Davos virtually all available data from Climate, Forestry, Game Biology, Landscape History, Soil Science, Vegetation and Human Activities have been assembled into a Geographical Information System (GIS). For a period in 1981 a set of snow cover distribution maps has been derived using Landsat-MSS imagery. The quantitative comparison of the snow cover recession with certain GIS-layers stimulates a better understanding of natural processes and interactions.


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@InProceedings{eth_biwi_01192,
  author = {M. Keller and K. Seidel and H. Haefner},
  title = {Influence of Snow Cover Recession on an Alpine Ecological System},
  booktitle = {Proc. 18th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment},
  year = {1984},
  month = {October},
  keywords = {MAB Davos}
}