United States Permafrost Association

Cathy Wilson
President Elect
John Thornley
Past President
John Zarling
Susan Wilson
Peppi Croft
Board Members
Torsten Mayrberger
Jessica Ernakovich
Michelle Walvoord
Anna Wagner
PYRN Representative:
Helena Bergstedt
IPA Executive Committee
Frederick "Fritz" Nelson
IPA Representative
Kevin Schaefer
Ed Yarmak

US Permafrost Association
PO Box 750141
Fairbanks, AK

Frozen Ground
Frozen Ground 2019

Welcome to the US Permafrost Association. Please feel free to read about our association and permafrost information. We encourage participation in our activities, please consider joining our organization. Do you know how we serve the public? If not please review our mission section. We welcome support from individual members, corporations, and institutions.

Permafrost Monthly Alert Program
» December and November 2020 Alerts Available!
» "Thank You" to our 2020 sponsors and the American Geosciences Institute for keeping us current on the latest permafrost-related research.
Do you see your recent articles listed? If not, let us know! Visit the PMA Program

Educational Permafrost Photo Gallery

For more information on this photo series, click the photo below. All images are copyright their respective authors.

Access past ICOP proceedings, click below.

2020 President's Updates
»2020 Fall AGU Permafrost Related Presentations Index - Review today to see which Permafrost talks you need to attend!

»2020 Summer USPA Updates - Dr. John Zarling, President

2021 RCOP Meeting
» Join us - 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost and 19th International Conference On Cold Region Engineering
October 24-29, 2021
Online Virtual Conference
2020 Annual USPA Meeting
» Welcome! - Please plan on attending our annual membership meeting. We are having a Virtual annual meeting this year, as so many organizations are. We look forward to you joining us and learning about our 2020 Highlights!
What's New!

» Jim Rooney, Past USPA President, recieving honorary Doctor of Science Degree from University of Alaska Fairbanks: UAF Announcement

» New book available: The Life of Permafrost: A History of Frozen Earth in Russian and Soviet Science by Pey-Yi Chu, a USPA member!

» 2020 Membership Update - Please consider joinng today - Join Here!

» 2nd Asian Conference on Permafrost - ACOP2017 - Sapporo, Japan, July - Book of Abstracts Available

» 2020 Fall AGU Permafrost Related Presentations Index - Review today to see which Permafrost talks you need to attend!

» 2020 IARPC Collaboration Team Annual Report is now available! See page 19 for Permafrost Collaboration Team (PCT) information.

» Check out the new information on the Coastal & Offshore Permafrost Rapid Response Assessment website!

» New book available: Arctic Hydrology, Permafrost and Ecosystems by Daqing Yang & Douglas L. Kane

» Whatever Happened To ... The Melting Permafrost? - Recent article mentioning the CRREL Permafrost Tunnel and Tom Douglas

» Woods Hole Research Center name changed to Woodwell Climate Research Center

» Summer 2020 President's Update

» 12th ICOP (2020) Rescheduled to June 2022 due to the COVID-19 virus.