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Surprise! Southern Ocean Sea Ice Area Extent 2014

The Southern Ocean sea ice area extent reached a maximum on 20 September 2014 of 20.14 million square kilometers.

Arctic Ocean Sea Ice Area Extent 2014

For September 2014 the Arctic Ocean sea ice area extent minimum was reached on 16 September. The value came in at 4.98 million square kilometers.

"Journey To The Bottom of The Siberian Holes in Yamal"

PRI's The World has more of the ongoing investigations and more insights from the Permafrost Lab's Prof.

"Odd Cause of Gaping Siberian Holes Possibly Found"

Sinkhole in permafrost on Yamal Peninsula, SiberiaA lively discussion has emerged surround the origin of the newly discovered sinkholes of Yamal.

FrostByte by lab member Bill Cable

Bill Cable is a Research Professional and masters student in the lab and has created this FrostByte showcasing some of our research in Barrow as part of the NGEE project.

High-resolution Permafrost Modeling, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

The National Park Service, US Dept. of Interior, has published a new technical report by Santosh Panda, Sergey Marchenko and Vladimir Romanovsky of the GI Permafrost Lab: online at https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2209250

High-Resolution Permafrost Modeling, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

The National Park Service, US Dept. of Interior, has published a new technical report by Santosh Panda, Sergey Marchenko and Vladimir Romanovsky of the GI Permafrost Lab: online at https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2208990

Prudhoe Bay region of northern Alaska is focus of new research paper

"Cumulative geoecological effects of 62 years of infrastructure and climate change in ice-rich permafrost landscapes, Prudhoe Bay Oilfield, Alaska", Global Change Biology. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12500/abstract

Recent Research Paper on Thermo-Erosion of Ice-Rich Permafrost Coasts, Laptev Sea, Siberia

The new paper presents findings of a study of both long and short term coastal erosion rates. The purpose is to gain understanding on coastal geomorphology with ice-rich permafrost, local sea level and atmospheric drivers.
http://www.biogeosciences.net/10/4297/2013/bg-10-4297-2013.html
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New Research Paper With Members of the Permafrost Lab

Expert assessment of vulnerability of permafrost carbon to climate change, E.A.G. Schuur and 42 co-authors (July 2013) is online at Climate Change. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-013-0730-7
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Approximately 1700 Pg of soil carbon (C) are stored in the northern circumpolar permafrost zone, more than twice as much C than in the atmosphere. ...

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