PACE 30 Juvvasshoe

General Information

Created: 2014-01-17 15:23:44
Modified: 2014-02-28 15:31:51

Active: No
Responsible Countries: Norway,
Timezone:UTC/GMT +01:00 hours
Vegetation Type:Other
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 ( 

MAGT (C) -2,5
MAGT_DEPTH (m) 15,0
MAGT_DATE 26.05.2008-25.05.200


MEAN ANNUAL GROUND TEMPERATURE AT OR NEAR DEPTH OF ZERO ANNUAL AMPLITUDE (°C) – report  value for most recent year or 12 month interval -2.8°C (MAGT-ZAA)

Depth of zero annual amplitude (or depth of measurement reported above)  (m) 16m

Year or 12 month interval for mean reported above 2005


AIR TEMPERATURE AND SNOW COVER THICKNESS/DENSITY MEASUREMENTS AT THE BOREHOLE SITE (indicate frequency of observations): Air temperature: Yes [x ] No [ ]    Snow thickness: Yes[x] No[ ]   Density: Yes [ ] No[x]

Also relative humidity, net radiation, wind speed/direction – one measurement 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

Installed at site Sept. 1999   MAAT approx. -4.5°C. Snow thickness is very low (<0.1m) owing to the exposed setting.

Depth:129 m
Drilling Angle:90 °
Drilling Method:Air, hammer
Date Drilled:01. Jan 1999
Type:Summer road. Snowmobile in winter.
Distance From Road:200 m
Type:Natural: Large-scale topographic influence (due to steep relief)
Aspect:347 °
Permafrost Thickness:>350 m
Permafrost Zone:Sporadic
Vegetation:Mountain tundra
Lithology:Quartz monzonorite
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Bibliographic References
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. 2005. Current warming of mountain permafrost in southern Norway. Abstract EGU05-A-09932. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol 7, 2005, ISSN: 1029-7006. EGU General Assembly, Wien, Austria, 24 - 29 April 2005.
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.
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, Heggem ESF, Bakkehøi S, Ødegård RS, Eiken T, Etzelmüller B, Sollid JL. 2003. Mountain permafrost and energy balance on Juvvasshøe, southern Norway. In ProceedingsVolume 1, Eight International Conference on Permafrost, Zurich, Switzerland, 21-25 July, Phillips M, Springmann SM, Arenson LU (eds.). Swets Zeitlinger, Lisse, ISBN 9058095827: 467-472.
Isaksen K, Ødegård RS, Eiken T, Sollid JL. 2005. Normalisation of ground surface temperature measurements in mountain permafrost. Abstract, p. 132, Terra Nostra, Heft 2005/2: 2nd European Conference On Permafrost (EUCOP II), June 12 - June 16, 2005, Potsdam, Germany.<241::aid-ppp358>;2-a
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
Hauck C, Isaksen K, Vonder Mühll D, Sollid JL. 2004. Geophysical surveys designed to delineate the altitudinal limit of mountain permafrost: an example from Jotunheimen, Norway. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 15: 191-205.

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Longitude:8.366667 °
Latitude:61.683333 °
Elevation:1778.52807617 m
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