SAR detection of permafrost landscape changes in northern Norway and on Svalbard (PermaSAR 2)

SAR detection of permafrost landscape changes in northern Norway and on Svalbard (PermaSAR 2)

Start-up year

Start-up year: 
2012

Closing year

Closing year: 
2014
Funding: 

The Research Council of Norway.

Partners: 

Permafrost remote sensing group, University of Fairbanks.Radar interferometry group, Stanford University.

The primary research objective is to develop a remote sensing based method, which for the first time assesses permafrost landscape sensitivity to climate/meteorological variability, using the InSAR technology in combination with extensive field in-situ measurements.

This unique combination of data will make it possible to assess the magnitude of potential impacts at landscape scale, but we also aim to find out to which degree we can use InSAR information to discriminate between how different periglacial landforms react towards climate/meteorological variability.