GIPL: Geophysical Institute Permafrost Lab

The GIPL model simulates permafrost dynamics and the dynamics of thawing/freezing processes in the active layer (the depth of summer seasonal thaw in perennially frozen ground and depth of seasonal frost penetration in permafrost free areas) changes in soil temperature, and changes in permafrost extent. 

Why is this important? Changes in permafrost can trigger substantive changes in hydrology, carbon cycling, and landscape structure, impacting both ecosystems and the built environment (infrastructure). Learn more about GIPL