Completion of Permafrost Information System of ESA DUE GlobPermafrost

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Completion of Permafrost Information System of ESA DUE GlobPermafrost

Annett Bartsch-2

Dear Colleagues,

The Permafrost Information System of GlobPermafrost has been recently completed.

All datasets have been registered on PANGAEA including product guides. The thematic products include

  • mean annual ground temperature (Northern and Southern Hemisphere) and zonation for permafrost areas,
  • Landsat trends and derived disturbances (1999-2014; 10% of Arctic permafrost covered),
  • local to regional maps on landcover, vegetation height, ground fast lake ice, subsidence rates and rock glacier activity.

Metadata and access are documented for each item (currently 176) in the catalogue which is embedded into the APGC (Arctic Permafrost Geospatial Centre) of AWI:

https://apgc.awi.de/group/persys

Visualization is enabled through the AWI Map Portal with a dedicated interface for GlobPermafrost:

https://maps.awi.de/map/map.html?cu=globpermafrost_arctic#mapcontent

It comprises customized views for the Arctic, Alps, Central Asia, Andes and Antarctic. (Note, for visualization of legends, use the toggle arrows on the left or the information window button on the right next to each layer item)

The permafrost maps are also available as kmz for the Northern Hemisphere (zones) and Southern Hemisphere (MAGT classes). For more detail see http://www.globpermafrost.info/cms/products . The permafrost model will be further developed (time series of ground temperature and active layer thickness) as part of the European Space Agency Climate Change Initiative -  ESA CCI+ Permafrost:  http://cci.esa.int/Permafrost

The final report of GlobPermafrost provides an overview on the project and all developed services: http://www.globpermafrost.info/cms/documents/reports/ESA_DUE_GlobPermafrost_Final_Report_20190212_v1.0.pdf

For questions please reply to [hidden email].

Best regards,

Annett Bartsch

on behalf of the ESA DUE GlobPermafrost team

www.globpermafrost.info


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