Environment and Science

Education material in slideshow format with information text about the environment and science in the arctic.

14 March 2024

Permafrost Thaw Introduction

Most of the permafrost existing today was formed during the last ice age, from approximately 110,000 to 10,000 years ago. Thicker permafrost was formed in areas that were not glaciated because of the ground surface was exposed to cold air instead of been covered by glacier.

14 March 2024

Permafrost Coastal Erosion Introduction

Coastal erosion is the gradual loss of land and sediment along coastlines, a phenomenon prevalent in the Arctic due to a mix of thermal and mechanical drivers.

14 March 2024

Permafrost Introduction

Permafrost is defined as ground, soil or rock, including ice or organic material, that remains at or below 0°C for at least two consecutive years.

26 January 2024

Registry of Polar Observing Networks - RoPON Introduction

A database of metadata for finding and accessing systems and related organizations that coordinate or track observing activities & infrastructure in the polar regions.

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