Antarctic Permafrost And Soils (ANTPAS) Expert Group

Terms of Reference

Specific objectives for ANTPAS are:

  • A common, web-accessible repository for permafrost and soils data.
  • The production of thematic maps on Antarctic permafrost and soils.
  • A system of boreholes providing data on permafrost and soils properties, records of past environmental change, and recording permafrost responses to climate change.
  • A well-designed monitoring system recording active layer and periglacial process responses to climate change along selected environmental gradients.