1. Antarctic Permafrost and Periglacial Environments

logo_antpasCo-chairs:

  • James Bockheim, U.S.A. bockheim@wisc.edu
  • Mauro Guglielmin, Italy mauro.guglielmin@uninsubria.it

Statement of Goals:

  • Develop a common web-accessible repository for permafrost and soils data
  • Complete thematic maps on Antarctic permafrost and soils (Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctic Peninsula region, and others
  • Establish a system of boreholes providing data on permafrost and soil properties (GTN-P), records of past environmental change, and recording permafrost responses to climate change
  • Develop a well-designed monitoring system recording active layer (CALM-S) and periglacial process responses to climate change along selected environmental gradients
  • Improve mobility and access to the Antarctic by permafrost researchers by means of common research activities in the Antarctic region

Activities:

Participate in the IUSS Congress (2010, Australia), SCAR (2010, Argentina).
Web page: erth.waikato.ac.nz/antpas/
Liaison person with SCDIC: Mauro Guglielmin
Liaison international organizations and programs: IUSS, SCAR, ANTPAS, TSP, CALM-S, CAPP, GTN-P, GCP, PYRN