Permafrost Research Takes Flight

Equipped with a DJI Phantom 4 Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) drone and mobile base station, we can accurately track surface changes due to thawing permafrost around several of our field sites. The preliminary data are being processed and are looking good so far. Here's an example of a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) from Franklin Bluffs in northern Alaska. 

Franklin Bluffs DEM

New Map Shows The Potential Future of Permafrost on the North Slope

Recently Prof. Vladimir Romanovsky, Geophysicist and Permafrost Lab Leader was interviewed about the Lab's newest developments. High-resolution maps of possible future changes of Alaska's permafrost.

AMAP Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost in the Arctic 2017 Is Published

The AMAP report on Snow, Water, Ice and Permafrost (SWIPA) in the Arctic 2017 is published online. Professor Vladimir Romanovsky was the lead coordinating author.

The Great Thawing Is Here!

The BBC has a story about us and the thawing permafrost in Alaska.


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