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Frontier Scientists - Permafrost Videos

Main Content Inline SmallFairbanks, Alaska,  January 31, 2012--- Permafrost is an underground phenomena but three new videos, with beautiful footage and photos, allow you to see permafrost with your own eyes. 

University of Alaska-Fairbanks scientists Vladimir Romanovsky, Sergey Marchenko, and Ronald Daanen describe permafrost in videos “It’s a Bore Hole”, “The Permafrost Tilted House” and“Permafrost Patterns”

Vista Data Vision software and web interface

Recently the Permafrost Laboratory has purchased a software package from Vista Engineering, Vista Data Vision.  This software will help us organize our data into a MySQL database while at the same time providing a web interface to view and interact with the data.  At first we will be adding only those sites with real-time data to the database but soon we hope to also have offline sites and archived historical data avaible.  You can access the Vista Data Vision web interface here

New paper on Thermokarst Lake Dynamics just published in JGR Biogeosciences was selected as Editors' Highlight

A second paper resulting from our group's work on permafrost and thermokarst dynamics, funded by NASA Carbon Cycle Sciences and NSF Arctic Program, was selected as Editors' Highlight in Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences and as Research Spotlight in EOS (vol. 92, iss. 45, p. 408).

Flowing tongues of rock, ice and dirt on move in Alaska arctic

Research by Ronnie Daanen and Guido Grosse on rapidly moving debris flows in the Brooks Range has been featured in the Alaska Science Forum by Ned Rozell. See here for article in the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer from 18 September 2011.

New paper on Vulnerability of soil organic carbon to disturbance is JGR Editors' Highlight

A new synthesis article on 'Vulnerability of high-latitude soil organic carbon in North America to disturbance' with contributions by Guido Grosse, Vladimir Romanovsky and Sergei Marchenko was published in Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences in July 2011 and selected as JGR Editors' Highlight as well as Research Spotlight in AGU's EOS (vol. 92, iss. 40, p.348).

Snow, Ice and Permafrost Hazards in Alaska: Research needs and opportunities

On June 13, 2011, researchers from the Permafrost Lab participated in a workshop on 'Snow, Ice and Permafrost Hazards in Alaska: Research needs and opportunities'.

Please see ACCAP workshop website for details and presentations.

Thawing Permafrost on NBC Learn

Vladimir Romanovsky was interviewed by NBC Learn as part of their Changing Planet series.

GI Quarterly Report: Permafrost study results published

A new report on permafrost research accomplished at the Geophysical Institute Permafrost Laboratory during the 4th International Polar Year has appeared in the Geophysical Institute Quarterly Report, vol 23(2) in 2010. In addition, the GI Quarterly Report contains a short article on the involvement of our lab team in the development of an online curriculum for teachers: "Cryospheric Connection" (


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