Permafrost and Climate Change in Alaska
Arctic Permafrost and Climate Change
According to Vladimir Romanovsky, Geophysics professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the most common definition of permafrost is any material below ground which is at or below 0 degrees Celsius for two or more years consecutively.
The Permafrost Tilted House:Vladimir Romanovsky visits Fairbanks resident Ruth Macchioni to talk about permafrost effects on houses and how to build over permafrost.[ video ] It’s A Bore Hole!
It’s a Bore Hole!:Vladimir Romanovsky and Sergey Marchenko visit a bore hole and download data collected over a year’s time. Marchenko and Romanovsky describe what the collected data shows about permafrost.[ video ] Permafrost Patterns
Permafrost Patterns: Ronald Daanen (assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks) and Vladimir Romanovsky (professor in Geophysics, and professor of geology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks) explain patterns that permafrost has created in the Arctic.
Video locations: Fairbanks, Alaska, & Boreholes located throughout Alaska
✧Frontier Scientists Releases New Videos about Permafrost, A Blog about the Dog Mushing Weather Dance, and a Video Description of FLOPs.
✧Far-north permafrost cliff is one of a kind
✧Sunken Treasure under Lake El’gygytgyn
✧Geologic methane seeping from thawing cryosphere
✧Survey: Abrupt permafrost thaw increases climate threat
✧Arctic lakes getting a closer look
✧A Portal to Toolik Field Station