Thermal State of Permafrost in Norway and Svalbard (TSP-Norway)

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.

A subgoal is to provide within the International TSP project a complete coverage of the thermal state of permafrost in the North Atlantic region, by instrumenting existing and new boreholes for thermal registration along a W-E transect (Greenland-Iceland-Central Scandinavia) and a S-N transect (southern Norway-Svalbard). We will cover a significant part of this area by establishing two transects with intensive permafrost monitoring sites from maritime to continental areas in northern Norway and in Svalbard.

More at the project site.

Tags: Cryosphere
Published Mar. 8, 2011 4:04 PM - Last modified Aug. 4, 2016 1:21 PM