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Establishing a Distributed Permafrost Observatory in Western Alaska

Dates

Creation
2011-09-30
Span of project activity
2011-10-01
Span of project activity
2014-09-30

Citation

LCC Network Data Steward(Point of Contact), Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), Other partners(funder), Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative(funder), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service(funder), Alaska Fire Service(funder), Geophysical Institute(Cooperator/Partner), Vladimir Romanovsky(Principal Investigator), 2011-09-30(creation), Establishing a Distributed Permafrost Observatory in Western Alaska, https://westernalaskalcc.org/projects/SitePages/WA2011_01.aspx, https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/item/5a0aebd9e4b09af898cb6214

Summary

Permafrost thaw can be a major driver of landscape change. Regions in Western Alaska are highly vulnerable to such thawing due to the high ice content of the soils and the lack of thermal monitoring in this region has limited our ability to understand current thermal state and establish thawing rates. This study established a permafrost monitoring network in this region, providing a baseline of permafrost thermal regimes for assessing future change at a total of 26 automated monitoring stations. Stations have collected year-round temperature data from the active layer and the permafrost starting from the summer of 2011. The strong correspondence between spatial variability in permafrost thermal regime and an existing ecotype map allowed [...]

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typeShort Project Description
valueThis project establishes a permafrost observation network at the continuous/discontinuous permafrost boundary of the Western Alaska LCC. Active layer and permafrost temperature data will be used to produce a model of the present thermal state of permafrost, and potentially past and future changes.
projectStatusCompleted

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recipientUniversity of Alaska, Fairbanks
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fundingSources
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recipientUniversity of Alaska, Fairbanks
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  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal
  • Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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urn:uuid urn:uuid f08f6e56-3640-4555-98c1-8e0bbd37cb77
lcc:arctic lcc:arctic WA2011-01

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