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Volume 9, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 9, 465–478, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-465-2015
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The Cryosphere, 9, 465–478, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-9-465-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 04 Mar 2015

Research article | 04 Mar 2015

Geophysical mapping of palsa peatland permafrost

Y. Sjöberg et al.
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Permafrost peatlands are hydrological and biogeochemical hotspots in discontinuous permafrost areas. We estimate the depths to the permafrost table surface and base across a peatland in northern Sweden using ground penetrating radar and electrical resistivity tomography. Seasonal frost tables, taliks, and the permafrost base could be detected. The results highlight the added value of combining techniques for assessing distributions of permafrost in the rapidly changing sporadic permafrost zone.
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