The thermal regime of permafrost regions

Lev Eppelbaum*, Izzy Kutasov, Arkady Pilchin

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The permafrost base is defined as 0 °C isotherm, and thickness is defined as the depth from the surface to that isotherm. Permanent ice is found on or beneath approximately 20 % of dry land: 75 % of Alaska, 63 % of Canada, and 47 % of the Russian Federation are covered by permafrost. Wherever permanent ice is found, a necessary condition is satisfied for the existence of permafrost. Thermal data analysis could be successfully applied to analysis of mechanical properties of permafrost, its temperature regime, thickness and dynamics, as well as its influence to Earth's climate changing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages29
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
ISSN (Print)2193-8571
ISSN (Electronic)2193-858X


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