DOD Permafrost observing activities

Updated 2012-07-25

DOD observing activities related to Arctic terrestrial hydrology and cryosphere focus mainly on perma¬frost at two facilities maintained by CRREL: the Permafrost Tunnel at Fox, Alaska, and the Permafrost Research Station at Fairbanks, Alaska. The permafrost tunnel is primarily a research facility, where ground temperatures have been monitored continuously since 1963. At the Permafrost Research Station, ground and air temperatures have been monitored intermittently since 1947; continuous measure¬ments resumed in 2006 and a Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) site was added in 2004. CRREL also monitors shallow ground temperatures at research sites at Shishmaref and Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

Time frame

Project time span
1947 -
Data collection
1947 -
Data processing
1947 -
Data reporting
1947 -

Contact information

Contact person
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[not specified]

Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC)

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM)

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