A WCH Science Short Video

In this Witness Community Highlights video feature, Ming Xiao, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State University, shares insights from his research to better understand changes in permafrost and the related impacts on civil infrastructure. He also highlights the value of collaboration with investigators in natural sciences, social sciences, and engineering—as well as across sectors from industry, academia, and agencies at the local, state, and federal levels—to understand this complex system. Xiao is President of the US Permafrost Association. For further information about his research, see: Dr. Ming Xiao's Research Team.

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Many thanks to Ming Xiao for sharing his expertise in this video.

Photos and video clips courtesy of Ming Xiao (Penn State), Bill Tracey (Point Lay, Alaska), and Benjamin M. Jones (Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks).

DAS interrogator image by Tieyuan Zhu (Penn State).

This video was produced by Joed Polly (ARCUS) for Witness Community Highlights, supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement No. PLRR-1928794.