Janssonhaugen P11

General Information

Created: 2013-11-25 15:21:53
Modified: 2014-03-03 12:47:23

Active: No
Responsible Countries: Norway, Svalbard,
Timezone:UTC/GMT +01:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Tundra
Responsible Person:Ketil Isaksen

The Norwegian PACE boreholes (Janssonhaugen Svalbard and Juvvasshøe southern Mainland Norway) are taken care of by Dr. Ketil Isaksen, so also for the coming years. He serves the dataloggers and collects the data.  The data are stored at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (met.no).  

MAGT (C) -5,2
MAGT_DEPTH (m) 10,0
MAGT_DATE 01.08.2008-31.07.2009



MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report  value for most recent year or 12 month interval -5.9°C (MAGT-ZAA)

Depth of zero annual amplitude (or depth of measurement reported above)  (m) 18m

Year or 12 month interval for mean reported above 2005

Range (if applicable) of mean annual ground temperature over observation period (°C) 0.4 °C



Air temperature: Yes [x ] No [ ]    Snow thickness: Yes[ ] No[x]   Density: Yes [ ] No[x]

Also windspeed and direction – all observations every hour


NAME AND LOCATION OF CLOSEST CLIMATE STATION (latitude, longitude, and distance from borehole, km) – provide (if available) mean monthly air temperature and snow depth of reporting interval for mean annual ground temperature

Observations at borehole site since May 2000 - MAAT approx. -8°

Depth:15 m
Drilling Angle:0 °
Diameter:7.5 cm
Deepest Sensor:15 m
Drilling Method:Air, Hammer
Date Drilled:02. May 1998
Type:snowmobile and helicopter
Distance From Road:12000 m
Aspect:335.3 °
Permafrost Thickness:~220 m
Permafrost Zone:Continuous
Morphology:Top of hill
Access Timeseries
Bibliographic References
Harris C, Vonder Mühll D, Isaksen K, Haeberli W, Sollid JL, King L, Holmlund P, Dramis F, Guglielmin M, Palacios D. 2003. Warming permafrost in European mountains. Global and Planetary Change 39: 215225.
Hauck C, Guglielmin M, Isaksen K, Vonder Mühll D. 2001. Applicability of frequency- and time-domain electromagnetic methods for mountain permafrost studies. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 12: 39-52.
Isaksen K. 2001. Past and present ground thermal regime, distribution and creep of permafrost case studies in Svalbard, Sweden and Norway. Series of dissertations submitted to the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo. Unipub forlag, Oslo. No. 144.
Isaksen K, Vonder Mühll D, Gubler H, Kohl T, Sollid JL. 2000. Ground surface temperature reconstruction based on data from a deep borehole in permafrost at Janssonhaugen, Svalbard. Annals of Glaciology 31: 287-294.
Isaksen K, Holmlund P, Sollid JL, Harris C. 2001. Three deep alpine-permafrost boreholes in Svalbard and Scandinavia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 12: 13-25.
Isaksen K. Humlum O, Sollid JL. 2003b. The Janssonhaugen PACE Borehole, Svalbard. In Sollid JL and Christiansen HH. (eds.) 2003. Permafrost, periglacial features and glaciers in Svalbard. Exursion Guide. VIII. International Conference on Permafrost. Rapportserie i naturgeografi, Universitetet i Oslo, Rapport nr. 14, 145 pp, ISSN 0803-8848, pp. 103-113.
Isaksen K, Humlum O, Sollid JL, Harris C. 2004. Evidence of significant secular and recent warming of permafrost on Svalbard. Abstract S4-10, Bjerknes Centenary 2004: Climate Change in High Latitudes, 1-3 September, Bergen, Norway.
Sollid JL, Holmlund P, Isaksen K, Harris C. 2000. Deep permafrost boreholes in western Svalbard, northern Sweden and southern Norway. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift 54: 186-191.
Sollid JL, Isaksen K, Holmlund P, Harris C. 2005. Thermal monitoring of three deep permafrost (PACE) boreholes in Svalbard and Scandinavia. Abstract, p. 149, Terra Nostra, Heft 2005/2: 2nd European Conference On Permafrost (EUCOP II), June 12 - June 16, 2005, Potsdam, Germany.
Isaksen K, Humlum O, Sollid JL, Harris C. 2003a. Permafrost temperature monitoring, Janssonhaugen Svalbard: a five-year series. Abstract EAEO3-A-10767. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol 5, 2003, EGS-AUG-EGU Joint Assembly, Nice.

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Longitude:16.471831 °
Latitude:78.178782 °
Elevation:270 m
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