Trends of land surface change from Landsat time-series 1999-2014, Western Siberia, UTM Zone 52N, 58°N - 60°N (RU)

Nitze, Ingmar; Grosse Guido

In the ESA DUE GlobPermafrost project Hot Spot Regions of Permafrost Change (HRPC) map changes in surface characteristics using the full Landsat archive (TM, ETM+, OLI) from 1999 to 2014. Changes can be gradual (press disturbance) or rapid (pulse disturbances). Press disturbances are gradual changes in land cover such as shrub expansion, wetting, drying, and active layer deepening. Pulse disturbances are rapid changes such as thermokarst and thermo-erosion, lake formation, expansion, and shrinkage, erosion, and wildfires. The HRPC products provide trends of multi-spectral indices such as Tasselled Cap brightness, greenness, wetness and normalized indices (NDVI, NDWI, NDMI) in 4 regional transects spanning the panarctic permafrost domain.
HRCP maps are available for four transects: T1 Western Siberia, T2 Eastern Siberia, T3 Alaska, and T4 Eastern Canada.

To request access to data please contact GlobPermafrost.

Interested parties will be granted the user password.


Nitze, Ingmar

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Identifier 10.1594/PANGAEA.884136
Project(s) ESA GlobPermafrost; ERC PETACARB
Institute AWI Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Publication Date
Version 1.1
Product group Hotspot Region of Permafrost Change HOT
Product Land Surface Change
Sensor Landsat
  • Trend file [4 bands: Slope (SL), Intercept (IC), Upper and Lower Confidence Intervals (CIL, CIU) ]
  • Metadata file [1 band: Number of Observations (NObs)]
  • Red-Green-Blue-Composite of Trends of TCBR, TCGR and TCWE
Variables [Units]
  • Trend of Tasseled Cap Brightness (TCBR)
  • Trend of Tasseled Cap Greenness (TCGR)
  • Trend of Tasseled Cap Wetness (TCWE)
  • Trend of NDVI (Normalized Difference Vegetation Index)
  • Trend of NDMI (Normalized Difference Moisture Index)
  • Trend of NDWI (Normalized Difference Water Index)
Region Eastern Siberia
Spatial Reference EPSG:32652 WGS 84 / UTM zone 52N
Spatial Resolution 30 m
Spatial Coverage Latitude: 59.86 to 59.96, Longitude: 125.78 to 132.22
Temporal Coverage 1999-07 to 2014-08
Temporal Resolution July - August
Format Geotiff
units ["Slope, Upper Confidence Interval (CIU) and Lower Confidence Interval (CIL): Trend per Decade", "Intercept (IC): Index Value", "Number of Observations (NObs): Unitless", "First Observation (FObs), Last Observation (LObs): Date"]

Dataset extent

Map tiles by Stamen Design, under CC BY 3.0. Data by OpenStreetMap, under CC BY SA.