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Permafrost NorwayAs the sun is getting closer and closer to setting in Arctic Norway, October is a great reminder of things getting colder, and frozen. So "October is Permafrost" is a great time to share with you some of the amazing permafrost research in Norway. 

If you are curious about the state of permafrost in Svalbard and parts of Norway, you can check out the first Norwegian permafrost database NORPERM. This database has information from boreholes instrumented with sensors to continuously measure temperature of the frozen ground around Norway.

TSP-NORWAYMuch of this data is provided by the Thermal State of Permafrost(TSP) - Norway Project, lead by Dr. Hanne H. Christiansen, a fantastic APECS mentor.  The TSP NORWAY project continuously collects data from 32 instrumented boreholes and more than 100 miniature temperature dataloggers in different permafrost landforms, all to better observe the permafrost and active layer temperature in field observatories established in Troms and Svalbard. You can learn more about this project at

For more information on permafrost research in Norway, here are only a few links:




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