Articles | Volume 10, issue 1
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 355–390, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-355-2018

Special issue: Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 355–390, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-355-2018

  05 Mar 2018

05 Mar 2018

A 20-year record (1998–2017) of permafrost, active layer and meteorological conditions at a high Arctic permafrost research site (Bayelva, Spitsbergen)

Julia Boike et al.

Data sets

Measurements in soil and air at Bayelva Station J. Boike, I. Juszak, S. Lange, S. Chadburn, E. Burke, P. P. Overduin, K. Roth, O. Ippisch, N. Bornemann, L. Stern, I. Gouttevin, E. Hauber, and S. Westermann https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.880120

HRSC-AX data products (DEM and multi channel) from aerial overflights in 2008 over Bayelva (Brøggerhalvøya peninsula, Spitsbergen) J. Boike, I. Juszak, S. Lange, S. Chadburn, E. Burke, P. P. Overduin, K. Roth, O. Ippisch, N. Bornemann, L. Stern, I. Gouttevin, E. Hauber, and S. Westermann https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.884730

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A 20-year data record from the Bayelva site at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, is presented on meteorology, energy balance components, surface and subsurface observations. This paper presents the data set, instrumentation, calibration, processing and data quality control. The data show that mean annual, summer and winter soil temperature data from shallow to deeper depths have been warming over the period of record, indicating the degradation and loss of permafrost at this site.