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PERMOS Dataset 2016–1

DOI for scientific data (Identifier): 10.13093/permos-2016-01
Title: Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network Database (PERMOS Database)
Creator: Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network (PERMOS)
Publisher: Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network (PERMOS)
Publication Year: 2016
Release date: 2016-04-18
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Citation: PERMOS 2016. PERMOS Database. Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network, Fribourg, Switzerland. DOI:10.13093/permos-2016-01.

Description: Ground temperature time series in daily and annual resolution measured in boreholes as well as related meta data. The data are obtained in the scope of the Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network PERMOS.

Keywords: mountain permafrost, borehole temperature, ground surface temperature, active layer thickness, electrical resistivity, rock glacier creep velocity, long-term monitoring

Contributors: ETH Zurich, Universities of Fribourg, Lausanne, and Zurich, WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF Davos, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.

Related publications:
PERMOS 2016. Permafrost in Switzerland 2010/2011 to 2013/2014. Noetzli, J., Luethi, R., and Staub., B. (ed.), Glaciological Report (Permafrost) No. 12–15 of the Cryospheric Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences, 85 pp. 
PERMOS 2013. Permafrost in Switzerland 2008/2009 and 2009/2010. Noetzli, J. (ed.), Glaciological Report (Permafrost) No. 10/11 of the Cryospheric Commission of the Swiss Academy of Sciences, 80 pp.

Language: English
Data format: ASCII text, zipped
Data size: 14.4 MB
Spatial coverage: Swiss Alps, Lat (45.9,46.8), Lon (6.8,10.0)
Temporal coverage: 1987 to 2015-09-30
Instruments: thermistor chains

Rights: Open access for scientific and educational purposes under requirement of correct citation according to the PERMOS Data Policy.
Disclaimer: The data can be subject to errors and inaccuracies (such as e.g., measurement instabilities, thermistor drift, physical disturbances) that have only partly been filtered out. We strongly suggest to perform data quality checks when using the data and to contact PERMOS as well as the principal investigator and/or the responsible institution.