Title Permafrost and the International Polar Year
Author Brown, J.
Author Affil Brown, J., International Permafrost Association, Woods Hole, MA
Source Proceedings of the International Symposium on Cold Regions Engineering, Vol.13, 9p. ; Cold regions engineering 2006, 13th international conference on Current practices in cold regions engineering, Orono, ME, July 23-26, 2006, edited by M. Davies and J.E. Zufelt; American Society of Civil Engineers, Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineers, Reston, VA. Publisher: ASCE, American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA, United States. ISSN: 0270-546X. ISBN: 0- 7844-0836-X
Publication Date 2006
Notes In English. 13 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 81065. CRREL Acc. No: 60005043
Index Terms frozen ground; ground ice; permafrost; soils; soil temperature; subpolar regions; temperature; Antarctica; Arctic Ocean; Arctic region; cores; ice; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; subantarctic regions; subarctic regions
Abstract The 125th anniversary of the First International Polar Year (IPY) will be commemorated during 2007-2008. Extensive international planning over the past several years has lead to the development of more than 200 coordinated projects, based upon over 1100 individual projects. The IPY includes data management, outreach and education activities. Four coordinated permafrost programs have been identified dealing with thermal state of permafrost, Antarctica, coastal observations, and carbon stocks. Long-term monitoring is an important element of each activity. Acquisition of a "snapshot" of permafrost temperatures in as many as 500 existing and new boreholes from both hemispheres is a major goal. Initial results will be reported at the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost in summer 2008. The International Permafrost Association (IPA) is facilitating the development of these four programs and the coordination with other related programs and activities of the IPY.
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 272504