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American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2015 Press Conference

New projections of permafrost change in Alaska’s North Slope suggest far-reaching effects will come sooner than expected; Prof. Vladimir Romanovsky. Video link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49kqqPIrNQA

A Tale of Two Futures for North Slope Alaska Permafrost

What could the future hold for North Slope Alaska permafrost? Climate Central has the story and Prof. Vladimir Romanovsky gives the details Andrea Thompson. http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-could-mean-major-thaw-alaska-...


Seabed Pingo-Like Features of the South Kara Sea Shelf: Links To the Yamal Craters

New research findings are building the link between methane blowouts from pingo-like features on the South Kara Sea shelf, a region of thawing seabed permafrost and the Yamal Craters.

2nd GTN-P National Correspondents Workshop

The 2nd GTN-P National Correspondents Workshop, held in Quebec, Canada, 19-20 September 2015, accomplished the data policy and citation of the GTN-P datasets on global scale. http://www.page21.eu/news/465-2nd-gtn-p-national-correspondents-workshop

 

Field Notes: Ancient islands stranded in the Arctic by Louise Farquharson

GIPL member and Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant Louise Farquharson contributed a story to the Fairbanks News Miner of her summer research field work near the Beaufort Sea coast of Alaska. Included photography by Dr. Ben Jones, USGS, also a former member of the GIPL. [http://www.newsminer.com]

International Conference: Permafrost in the XXI Century: Basic and Applied Research, Pushchino, Russia.

During 28-30 Sept. 2015 at Pushchino, Russia, Permafrost Lab members Drs. Alexander Kholodov and Sergey Marchenko participated and gave presentations on permafrost research at the international conference "Permafrost in the XXI century: basic and applied research" sponsored by the Scientific Council on Earth Cryology, Russian Academy of Science and the Earth Cryology Institute.

"The (Actual) Ground Is Shifting Beneath Alaskans' Feet"

Dr. Romanovsky contributed to a the story "Alaska: Obama's Poster Child for Global Warming" posted at Mashable. http://mashable.com/2015/08/31/obama-global-warming-in-alaska/#:eyJzIjoi...

UAF professor leads Arctic ecosystem science initiative


University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Vladimir Romanovsky has been named chief scientist for a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to study Arctic ecosystems. The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic leadership team in May appointed Romanovsky to the role. Romanovsky is a professor of geophysics at the UAF Geophysical Institute.

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