Greenland permafrost monitoring

Updated 2012-07-23

The purpose of the project is to combine the Danish Meteorological Institute’ HIRHAM climate model and permafrost research. This collaboration between the two fields is expected to result in a prognosis of changes in the permafrost distribution in Western Greenland (maritime Arctic climate) and Alaska (continental Arctic climate) to the year 2050. Network type: permafrost

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
2005 -
Data collection
2005 -
Data processing
2005 -
Data reporting
2005 -

Contact information

Contact person
- -
Address
General Manager Keld Hornbech Svendsen (khs@asiaq.gl)
Email
.qaisa@shk( nesdnevS hcebnroH dleK reganaM lareneG

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Ice/snowpack

Geography

Regions studied
Alaska
Greenland

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
Other institutes involved in the project

Asiaq - Greenland Survey (Asiaq)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

In 2006, Asiaq entered a collaboration with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Arctic Technology Centre (at Technical University of Denmark), and the Danish Meteorological Institute on a three-year project directed at studying and modelling the distribution of permafrost in Greenland and Alaska. Networks:

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