Articles | Volume 7, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 245–259, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-245-2015

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

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 7, 245–259, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-7-245-2015

Review article 14 Sep 2015

Review article | 14 Sep 2015

The new database of the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P)

B. K. Biskaborn et al.

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This paper introduces the new database of the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P) on permafrost temperature and active layer thickness data. It describes the operability of the Data Management System and the data quality. By applying statistics on GTN-P metadata, we analyze the spatial sample representation of permafrost monitoring sites. Comparison with environmental variables and climate projection data enable identification of potential future research locations.