EUCOP18 session “In situ permafrost sensing and monitoring technologies”
We would like to draw your attention to a session at the upcoming 5th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP) 2018 in Chamonix, France, 23 June – 1 July that will focus on “In situ permafrost sensing and monitoring technologies”.
The deadline for abstract submission is 15 November 2017!
Permafrost degradation reroutes surface and groundwater flow, changes vegetation patterns, increases wildfire susceptibility, modifies topography, and releases carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere. The thermal, hydrological, and mechanical processes at play during degradation have been hypothesized to couple in complicated ways, but traditional single-point, ergodic, and remote sensing data collection campaigns are limited in their range and/or resolution in space and time. As a result, coupled multiphysics simulations have largely outpaced important calibration datasets. Meanwhile, recent efforts to generate in situ observations at the field-to-watershed scale using dense sensor deployments to capture transformations of permafrost are creating opportunities to test these hypotheses and numerical models. This session will explore novel advances in the field of in situ sensor technology including new sensing modalities, units, geometries, telemetry, data handling, and application domains with a focus on tracking the evolution of permafrost systems. We welcome case studies as well as relevant numerical and modeling studies used for guiding sensor design and installation.
Anna Wagner, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Fairbanks, AK, USA
Nate Lindsey, University of California, Berkeley, USA (PYRN member)
Jonathan Ajo-Franklin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, USA