About GTN-P


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The Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (GTN-P) is the primary international programme concerned with monitoring permafrost parameters. GTN-P was developed by the International Permafrost Association (IPA) under the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) and the Global Terrestrial Observing Network (GTOS) in 1999, with the long term goal of obtaining a comprehensive view of the spatial structure, trends, and variability of changes in the active layer thickness and permafrost temperature.

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Strategy and Implementation Plan