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Antarctic Permafrost And Soils (ANTPAS)

Publications, Data and Links of interest to the Antarctic Permafrost and Soils Community

+ Publications

ANTPAS publications:

Special Issue of Geomorphology, issue 155-156, entitled “Advances on Permafrost and Periglacial Research in Antarctica”, edited by M. Guglielmin, containing 12 papers of the XXXI SCAR OSC held on 3-6 August 2010.

+ Data

Data from ANTPAS will be added as they become available.

+ Links

The International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) is the global union of soil scientists. The objectives of the IUSS are to foster all branches of the soil sciences and their applications, and to give support to soil scientists in the pursuit of their activities. This website provides information for IUSS members and those interested in soil science and related fields!

IUSS Cryosol Working Group -
Developing new classification units for permafrost-affected soils and Northern Circumpolar Soil Database.

Expert Group on Permafrost and Periglacial Environments -
Archive website of the original Expert Group.  The overarching aim of this expert group is to raise the profile of Antarctic permafrost science within the SCAR community and to provide SCAR with a stronger information base about the role of permafrost in the Antarctic Environment.

International Permafrost Association

Glossary of Permafrost & Related Ground Ice Terms -
Glossary of permafrost and frozen ground terms in the Cryosphere glossary of the US National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Network -
The primary goal of the Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) program is to observe the response of the active layer and near-surface permafrost to climate change over long (multi-decadal) time scales. The CALM observational network, established in the 1990s, observes the long-term response of the active layer and near-surface permafrost to changes and variations in climate at more than 125 sites in both hemispheres. CALM currently has participants from 15 countries.

US National Snow and Ice Data Center -
The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) provides cryospheric data and information gathered from such sources as remote sensing instruments, ground measurements, and models.

Latitudinal Gradient Project -
The Latitudinal Gradient Project (LGP) supports scientists in investigations related to the broad theme of ecosystems research,

Ross Sea Region GIS & Soils database -
The Ross Sea Region GIS website is dedicated to providing interactive maps of Ross Sea region data for scientists, Antarctic managers and Antarctic enthusiasts. Two styles of mapping are available. Live Maps and Live Data.

Thermal State of Permafrost in Norway and Svalbard (Norway TSP) -
The main objective of TSP NORWAY is to measure and model the permafrost distribution in Norway and Svalbard, including its thermal state, thickness and influence on periglacial landscape-forming processes. The project focuses on empirical and numerical modelling of permafrost distribution and thermal heat fluxes in the ground, to study the impacts of past and future climate variability on permafrost distribution as demonstrated by permafrost landform activity.

Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P) -
The Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P) provides information on active layer and permafrost thermal state.