Thread: RCOP21 Session: Geophysical and Remote Sensing of Permafrost Landscapes

Started: 2021-06-14 15:46:33
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Dear colleagues,

We invite you to contribute to the session “Geophysical and Remote Sensing Investigations of Changing Permafrost Landscapes” for the 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost, to be held virtually October 24-29, 2021, in conjunction with the 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering (ICCRE).

This session will showcase the latest advances and innovations from ground or airborne geophysics and remote sensing techniques applied to characterization, detection, and/or monitoring of permafrost environments. More information on the session is provided below.

We hope you will submit an abstract and share this announcement with interested colleagues. The submission deadline is Thursday, July 15th.

Abstract submission information:
https://uspa.memberclicks.net/rcop---iccre--abstracts

Thank you,
Stephanie James (USGS)
Burke Minsley (USGS)
Neal Pastick (USGS)

Technical Session #2
Session Title: Geophysical and Remote Sensing Investigations of Changing Permafrost Landscapes
Session Description: Permafrost landscapes are experiencing unprecedented changes in ecosystem function and structure as the result of rapid permafrost thaw and climate warming. The temporal and spatial variations in land surface conditions (e.g. land cover, topography) and subsurface properties (e.g. liquid water content, ground ice, soil characteristics) in these environments have strong controls on permafrost vulnerability, hydrology, and carbon balances, but can be difficult to monitor over large areas and at high resolution. Geophysical and remote sensing observations are critical to studies of permafrost regions where changes occur both at the land surface and at depth, and through ongoing advancements in instrumentation, computing power, and new measurement and modeling strategies, geophysical remote sensing and imaging techniques are well positioned to address many open cryospheric research questions.
In this session, we seek submissions describing new insights from, and advancements in, remote sensing and geophysical observations of permafrost landscapes. We welcome submissions using ground or airborne geophysics and remote sensing techniques applied to characterization, detection, and/or monitoring of permafrost environments. Contributions exploring the combined application of remote sensing and applied geophysics, time series analysis, computer vision and machine learning techniques, and the vulnerability of the cryosphere to future changes are particularly encouraged.

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