Selawik Thaw Slump Tussock Meadow

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This site was installed in the summer of 2012. It is located near the massive thaw slump in the Selawik NWR. It is set back from the head-wall of the thaw slump in a tussock meadow area. We also have distributed sites with a few temperature measurements down to 1.5m in an Upland Alder Willow area and a Upland White Spruce area nearby.



  • Air Temperature
  • Soil Temperature profile to 1.5m
  • Surface borehole to 3m
  • Snow Depth

Site Location Map


lat: 66.501157° | long: -157.607440° | elev: 482 m

Other Resources

This site is part of the project "Establishing a Distributed Permafrost Observatory Network in Western Alaska" and more information can be found on that projects webpage.


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