This raster dataset is a 15 m resolution grid that shows whether near-surface permafrost is modelled as being present (grid values = 1). It represents a machine learning prediction based on establishing a relationship between locations where permafrost is known to be present, and a suite of predictors consisting of topographic data, satellite imagery, and climatic factors.The modelled area is restricted to northern Alberta, because in Alberta, with the exception of the Alberta Rocky Mountains and Foothills region, no permafrost exists south of 56° N latitude.
Pawley, S.M. and Utting, D.J. (2018): Permafrost classification model for Northern Alberta (gridded data, GeoTIFF format); Alberta Energy Regulator, AER/AGS Digital Data 2018-0008.