Estimating permafrost thawing rate at Mongolia using a drone and spring water analyses
A field survey around Khangai Mountains in central part of Mongolia has been carried from 11 to 14 May, 2017, by the use of research funds authorized by the "Joint Research Program (International)" of ISEE. The project title is "Monitoring ground temperature and ice of southern boundary of Eurasian permafrost" and the principle investigator (P.I.) is Prof. Mamoru Ishikawa of Hokkaido University. Topography surveys using a drone and spring water samplings were conducted during this field trip, in order to detect permafrost thawing rate as well as the ground-ice melting rate in the region.
(left) Topography survey in Mongolia using a drone in order to detect permafrost thawing rate
(right) Spring water sampling at a thermokarst lake in Mongolia in order to estimate ground-ice melting rate