Special Issue "Permafrost Landscapes: Classification and Mapping (Volume II) "

A special issue of Geographies (ISSN 2673-7086).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2022) | Viewed by 472

Special Issue Editor

Melnikov Permafrost Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Yakutsk 677010, Russia
Interests: permafrost landscape; classification; mapping; dynamics; climate change; anthropogenic disturbance; satellite images; thermokarst; yedoma
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue of Geographies aims to gather high-quality original research articles and reviews of permafrost landscapes studies.

Classification and mapping of permafrost landscapes is of importance in the knowledge of permafrost. The ongoing negative processes from anthropogenic influence and recent climate change mainly depend on permafrost landscapes. The distribution of the ground ice content and temperature and the active layer thickness determine the development of permafrost landscapes.

Traditional methods, remote sensing, GIS, and analog and mathematical prediction can be used for theoretical and methodological studies for the classification and mapping of permafrost landscapes. In this Special Issue, classification and mapping of not only modern permafrost landscapes, but also landscapes of the past and future is encouraged.

Therefore, I invite you to submit articles on your recent research concerning the above and/or the following topics on permafrost landscapes:

  • Theory of classifications;
  • Methods of mapping;
  • Fieldwork;
  • GIS-analysis of the spatial–temporary state;
  • Assessment of natural or anthropogenic risks and sustainability;
  • Retro-analysis and forecasting.

I also encourage you to send me a short abstract outlining the purpose of the research and the principal results obtained, in order to verify at an early stage if the contribution you intend to submit fits with the objectives of the Special Issue.

Dr. Alexander N. Fedorov
Guest Editor

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  • permafrost landscape
  • classification
  • mapping
  • remote sensing
  • GIS analysis
  • climate change
  • ground temperature
  • active layer thickness
  • ice content

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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