Global, consistent mapping of the parameters permafrost temperature and active layer thickness as required by GCOS based on Earth Observation records were for the first time provided by the Permafrost_CCI team.

The available data set gives insights into variation over time (transient model versus previously used equilibrium model) for the period 2003-2017 with an annual temporal resolution and a spatial resolution of 1km. Ground temperature is provided for several depths (0,1m,2m,5m, 10m). A further product type that has been produced is the permafrost extent.

The products can be downloaded via the ESA ftp: The validation based on a range of available borehole records is documented in the PVIR.