National Center for Atmospheric Research - Earth Observing Laboratory
Daily Air and Active Layer Temperatures from Permafrost Observatories in Alaska
This data set contains air and soil temperatures collected from eight sites in Alaska between 1986 and 2001. The data were obtained by remote, battery-powered, computer-controlled automatic temperature loggers. Temperatures recorded were usually in the air, at the ground surface, in the active layer, at the permafrost table, and in the permafrost. The research project was funded by the Arctic System Sciences (ARCSS) Program, grant number OPP-9531220.
Publications: Osterkamp, T. E., Temperature measurements in permafrost, Report No. FHWA-AK-RD-85-11, Alaska DOTPF, Fairbanks, AK, 87 pp., January, 1985.
Osterkamp, T. E., Permafrost temperatures in the Arctic National Wildlife Range, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 15 (2), 191-193, 1988.
Osterkamp, T. E., Zhang, T., and Romanovsky, V. E., Evidence for a cyclic variation of permafrost temperatures in Northern Alaska, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 5,137-144, 1994.
Osterkamp, T.E., and V.E. Romanovsky, Freezing of the active layer on the Coastal Plain of the Alaskan Arctic, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 8(1), 23-44, 1997.
Osterkamp, T. E., and V. E. Romanovsky, Evidence for warming and thawing of discontinuous permafrost in Alaska, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 10, 17-37, 1999.
Paetzold, R.F., Hinkel, K.M., Nelson, F.E., Osterkamp, T.E., Ping, C.L., and V.E. Romanovsky. 2000. Temperature and Thermal Properties of Alaska Soils. Global Climate Change and Cold Regions Ecosystems. In, Advances in Soil Science. Edited by Lal.R., Kimble J.M., and B.A. Stewart. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. Romanovsky, V.E. and T.E. Osterkamp, Interannual variations of the thermal regime of the active layer and near-surface permafrost in Northern Alaska, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 6, 313-335, 1995.
Romanovsky, V.E., and T.E. Osterkamp, Thawing of the active layer on the coastal plain of the Alaskan Arctic, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 8(1), 1-22, 1997.
Serreze, M., Walsh, J.E., Chapin, F.S. III, Osterkamp, T.E., Dyurgerov, M., Romanovsky, V., Oechel, W.C., Morison, J., Zhang, T., and Barry, R.G.. Observational evidence of recent change in the northern high-latitude environment, Climate Change, 46, 159-207, 2000.
Zhang, T., T.E. Osterkamp, and K. Stamnes, Influence of the depth hoar layer of the seasonal snow cover on the ground thermal regime, Water Resour. Res. 32(7), 2075- 2086, 1996.
Zhang, T., T.E. Osterkamp, and K. Stamnes, Some characteristics of the climate in northern Alaska, Arctic and Alpine Res., 28(4), 509-518, 1996.
Zhang, T., T.E. Osterkamp, and K. Stamnes, Effects of climate on the active layer and permafrost in Alaska north of the Brooks Range, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 8(1), 45-68, 1997.
Data and Resources
Start Date: 1986/04/10
End Date: 2001/06/18
Data Types: Database
Work: 907 474 7459