Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 11, 1403–1415, 2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 1403–1415, 2017

Research article 19 Jun 2017

Research article | 19 Jun 2017

Determining the terrain characteristics related to the surface expression of subsurface water pressurization in permafrost landscapes using susceptibility modelling

Jean E. Holloway et al.

Data sets

2012–2013 mapping of mud ejections at Cape Bounty, Melville Island J. E. Holloway

2007–2012 Active layer detachment mapping, Cape Bounty S. F. Lamoureux

Short summary
Below ground pressurization occurs when there is more moisture in the soil pores than normal, and it can potentially result in landscape degradation. We mapped features that are caused by this overpressurization and generated susceptibility maps to find other areas on the landscape that could be susceptible in the future. The susceptibility maps identified areas that may be sensitive to pressurization and help improve our understanding of potentially hazardous permafrost degradation.