Permafrost in Norway and on Iceland

There are many areas with permafrost both in Norway and Iceland, although the two countries have different climate and soil conditions. Models show that land areas with permafrost are about 8% of the total landsurface, but with somewhat smaller percentage for Norway's part. Researchers at the Department of Geosciences have studied permafrost over time both in Norway and Iceland. Professor Bernd Etzelmuller recently has contributed with two articles with status reports for permafrost for Norway and Iceland in the WWWs The Circle.

Permafrost processes in Northern Norway - Finnmark. Photo: Sebastian Westermann.

Finnmark. Pictures show ongoing permafrost processes in Northern Norway - Finnmark. Photo: Sebastian Westermann.

With a warmer climate permafrost areas in Norway and Iceland will weakened. Read about the state of permafrost in the two countries and countries in the Arctic region in the twor articles in the magazine The Circle - The quarterly magazine of the WWF Global Arctic Programme.

 

Read the articles

Permafrost - Slow motion meltdown; Status Norway / Iceland (pdf). The Circle, WWF, 2015/4, WWF Global Artic Programme.

 

Published Dec. 1, 2015 12:35 PM - Last modified Feb. 23, 2017 12:34 PM