Full publication of multitemporal multisensor dataset from an Arctic permafrost research site

The multisensor datasets acquired in the three field campaigns of the PermaSAR project have recently been published on the Open Access data library PANGAEA:

Anders, K., Antonova, S., Beck, I., Boike, J., Höfle, B., Langer, M., Marsh, P., Marx, S., (2018): Multisensor ground-based measurements of the permafrost thaw subsidence in the Trail Valley Creek, NWT, Canada, 2015-2016. Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, PANGAEA, DOI: 10.1594/PANGAEA.888566.

The study area of Trail Valley Creek (68° 44′ 17″ N 133° 26′ 5 26″ W) is located between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, far north of the Polar circle. The field camp is operated by the teams of Philip Marsh and Jennifer Baltzer (Wilfried Laurier University, Canada). Several members of the 3DGeo Research Group and the Periglacial Research Section of the Alfred Wegener Institute joined the PermaSAR field campaigns in June 2015, August 2015, and August 2016 to establish this powerful geo-dataset.

During each of the three field campaigns  ground-based data were acquired for two test sites by terrestrial laser scanning and GNSS. Furthermore, active layer thickness and thaw subsidence were measured manually at fixed benchmarks within the sites.

Find more information on the data acquisition, method development and associated permafrost research in this related publication:

Marx, S., Anders, K., Antonova, S., Beck, I., Boike, J., Marsh, P., Langer, M., & Höfle, B. (2017): Terrestrial laser scanning for quantifying small-scale vertical movements of the ground surface in Arctic permafrost regions. Earth Surface Dynamics Discussions, 2017, pp. 1-31. DOI: 10.5194/esurf-2017-49.

The PermaSAR project is funded by the BMWi/DLR in the framework “Entwicklung von innovativen wissenschaftlichen Methoden und Produkten im Rahmen der TanDEM-X Science Phase”.