PeRL: a circum-Arctic Permafrost Region Pond and Lake database
Sina Muster et al.
PeRL: Permafrost Region Pond and Lake Database, links to ArcGIS shapefilesS. Muster, K. Roth, M. Langer, S. Lange, F. Cresto-Aleina, A. Bartsch, A. Morgenstern, G. Grosse, B. Jones, A. B. K. Sannel, Y. Sjöberg, F. Günther, C. Andresen, A. Veremeeva, P. R. Lindgren, F. Bouchard, M. J. Lara, D. Fortier, S. Charbonneau, T. A. Virtanen, G. Hugelius, J. Palmtag, M. B. Siewert, W. J. Riley, C. D. Koven, and J. Boike https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.868349
Waterbodies are abundant in Arctic permafrost lowlands. Most waterbodies are ponds with a surface area smaller than 100 x 100 m. The Permafrost Region Pond and Lake Database (PeRL) for the first time maps ponds as small as 10 x 10 m. PeRL maps can be used to document changes both by comparing them to historical and future imagery. The distribution of waterbodies in the Arctic is important to know in order to manage resources in the Arctic and to improve climate predictions in the Arctic.
Waterbodies are abundant in Arctic permafrost lowlands. Most waterbodies are ponds with a...