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Fieldwork during the last summer (June-August 2022) has helped us identify many such sites of permafrost occurrence, bearing necessary signatures. Our aim is to materialise such research with in-field instrumentation to add to remote sensing-GIS techniques in assessing the dynamic processes of permafrost under the changing environment. This research will further strengthen and augment the enquiries already made on the occurrences of permafrost in the region (Brombierstäudl et al., 2022).

The research intends to provide a detailed regional inventory of different permafrost features on the landscape, a geophysical assessment of permafrost presence and generation of regional thermal regimes, and a possible evolutionary history of the permafrost landscape using various methods, including Total Organic Content (TOC), AMS 14C dating, carbon isotopic ratio, and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (XRF).

Prof. Burn

Special Session

Himalayan Permafrost and Periglacial Geomorphology 


during the 35thNational Conference of the Indian Institute of Geomorphologists (IGI)

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