We initiated monitoring and sampling at the NE14 Thaw Slump in June 2009.
Active Layer/Permafrost Monitoring:
Lewkowicz, Gooseff, and Godsey deployed 6 ground temperature monitoring stations and a met station from 22 Jun to 23 Jun. All sensors were functional as of 01 Jul. All measurements are being recorded hourly.
Ground temperature monitoring stations are recording temperatures generally at 0, 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 cm deep. If holes were drilled deeper than 1 m, we are also monitoring temperature at 120, 150, 200, 250, and 300 cm, depending on depth.
We are also monitoring soil moisture at 0, 20, and 40 cm deep at 3 stations, 1 in the old slump, 1 in the active slump, and 1 in the reference ground (at the met station).
The meteorological station is measuring:
- air temperature
- relative humidity
- solar radiation (short wave)
- wind speed & direction
- barometric pressure
Following up on discussions at the ARCSS/TK all scientists meeting, the following naming convention has been proposed:
NE14TS01.xx is the site code for the active slump
NE14TS02.yy is the site code for the old, stabilized thaw slump west of active feature