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Improved Moving Window Cross-Spectral Analysis for Resolving Large Temporal Seismic Velocity Changes in Permafrost

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This paper describes the use of noise-based seismic monitoring to study seasonal changes in the seismic properties of permafrost. This work has broader applicability in polar science. Monitoring in the polar regions at high spatial and temporal scales is of great interest, and in the last two years there have been a number of papers on ice sheet and glacier monitoring that use seismology. This is the first concerning monitoring permafrost and could open a new conversation into non-glacier and non-ice sheet polar seismic monitoring. Other interesting applications of seismic monitoring of dynamic polar processes such as freeze/thaw are likely to emerge in the coming years.

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