print preview Back Homepage

Understanding climate change and natural fluctuations using meteorological data of MeteoSwiss

The climate in Switzerland is characterised by large natural fluctuations. Until the beginning of the 20th century, these fluctuations were primarily due to natural causes. Later on, there are effects, in particular the temperature rise of the last few decades, that can only be explained in terms of the increasing greenhouse gas emissions (climate change).

08.01.2007 | www.geo.admin.ch

Temperatur 1961-1990 (Klimanormwerte)

Link to the map for temperatures between 1961-1990: map.geo.admin.ch

Link to the map for temperatures between 1981-2010: map.geo.admin.ch

MeteoSwiss has at its disposal long-term series of measurements of temperature and precipitation taken at several meteorological stations, dating as far back as 1864 (Swiss National Basic Climatological Network). These time series are extremely valuable for understanding climate change in the past and the present. 

Further information on the topic of climate change and temperature trends: Website MeteoSwiss

geo.admin.ch c/o
Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
COGIS (Coordination, Geo-Information and Services)
Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern
Tel.
0041 58 469 03 15
Fax
0041 58 469 04 59

E-Mail

geo.admin.ch

c/o
Federal Office of Topography swisstopo
COGIS (Coordination, Geo-Information and Services)
Seftigenstrasse 264
P.O. Box
3084 Wabern