The project “Improved ice quantification at alpine permafrost sites based on electrical and electromagnetic measurements of spectral induced polarization (SIP)” addresses the following research questions:

  • Can electrical and electromagnetic measurements of SIP be used to reliably quantify ice content changes in mountain permafrost regions?
  • Can the SIP response of partially frozen soils/rocks be predicted from a petrophysical model, and can the model be applied to real permafrost field cases?
  • To what extent does the new methodology represent an improvement over the standardly used electrical resistivity and refraction seismic tomography approach in mountain permafrost research?