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PERMOS Dataset 2023–1

DOI for scientific data (Identifier): 10.13093/permos-2023-01
Title: Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network Database (PERMOS Database)
Creator: Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network (PERMOS)
Publisher: Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network (PERMOS)
Publication Year: 2023
Release date: 2023-08-16
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Citation: PERMOS 2023. PERMOS Database. Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network, Davos and Fribourg, Switzerland. DOI:10.13093/permos-2023-01.


(1) Ground temperature time series in daily, monthly and annual resolution measured in permafrost boreholes, 
(2) Near ground surface temperature time series in daily, monthly and annual resolution measured at the PERMOS sites,
(3) Electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) time series in annual resolution measured at fixed profiles at the PERMOS sites,
(4) Terrestrial geodetic survey (TGS)time series in annual resolution measured on actively moving rock glaciers,
(5) related meta data. 
All data are obtained by the PERMOS Partner Institutions in the scope of the Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network PERMOS and curated by the PERMOS Office.

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

Contributors: PERMOS Partner Institutions: 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. 

All work done by the PIs, former PIs, field assistance and processing assistance is highly acknowledged. 
PERMOS is financially supported by the Swiss Federal Institute for the Environment (FOEN), the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology (MeteoSwiss) in the framework of GCOS Switzerland, and the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).

Related publication: PERMOS 2023. Swiss Permafrost Bulletin 2022. Noetzli, J. and Pellet, C. (eds.), No 4, 23pp, doi:10.13093/permos-bull-2023.

Language: English
Data format: ASCII text, zipped
Data size: 35 MB
Spatial coverage: Swiss Alps, Lat (45.9,46.8), Lon (6.8,10.0)
Temporal coverage: 1987 to 2022-09-30
Instruments: thermistor chains, miniature temperature loggers, electrical resistivity tomography, dGPS, total station

Rights: Open access 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.