Mapping Permafrost Thaw Using AI

We know that ice is melting. But knowing exactly what parts are melting and how this will impact the bigger picture is a different challenge. This week on the HLF blog, Andrei Mihai explores how AI can be utilized to map permafrost thaw and thus help predict possible human infrastructure consequences.

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Image Credits: Research that uses data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-2 missions along with artificial intelligence offers a complete overview of the Arctic, identifying communities and infrastructure that will be at risk of permafrost thaw over the next 30 years. Image credits: Obu et al. (2021), Permafrost CCI/ESA