Climate change is transforming the Arctic landscape. The global rise in temperature has a greater impact on certain regions and the impacts are varied: damage to permafrost, changes in snow cover affecting albedo, fauna and the quantity of water accumulated in watersheds. The study of snow cover is also extremely important from a public safety perspective where its characterization helps to identify areas at risk of avalanche. The snow cover expertise of Cartel researchers is internationally recognized and the Cartel is a world leader in cryosphere research.

CARTEL researchers working on the topic