The temperature in the French Alps has increased 1 to 3 degrees the last forty years by the massive, 'more than in the rest of France, "says a study released Friday by Météo-France also showing a snow deficit in recent years.
While the temperature has increased 1 degree Celsius on French territory in a century, it has increased in the Alps, "to 1800 m during winter" of 1 3 to 40 degrees in more recent years.
This temperature increase is especially marked at the beginning and end of winter, and is particularly notable since the 80 and 90 years. "The French Alps therefore appear very exposed to atmospheric warming in winter," said Météo-France.
This climatological study Alps 1958 to today, also shows that "the most recent years appear to be mostly deficit" in snow.
According to its authors, researchers from the Snow Study Center of Meteo-France, located near Grenoble, there has been in recent years 40 "particularly snowy winters to 1975 1985 and white gold deficit 1987 to 1993 ".