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New paper on Thermokarst Lake Dynamics just published in JGR Biogeosciences was selected as Editors' Highlight

A second paper resulting from our group's work on permafrost and thermokarst dynamics, funded by NASA Carbon Cycle Sciences and NSF Arctic Program, was selected as Editors' Highlight in Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences and as Research Spotlight in EOS (vol. 92, iss. 45, p. 408).

Flowing tongues of rock, ice and dirt on move in Alaska arctic

Research by Ronnie Daanen and Guido Grosse on rapidly moving debris flows in the Brooks Range has been featured in the Alaska Science Forum by Ned Rozell. See here for article in the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer from 18 September 2011.

New paper on Vulnerability of soil organic carbon to disturbance is JGR Editors' Highlight

A new synthesis article on 'Vulnerability of high-latitude soil organic carbon in North America to disturbance' with contributions by Guido Grosse, Vladimir Romanovsky and Sergei Marchenko was published in Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences in July 2011 and selected as JGR Editors' Highlight as well as Research Spotlight in AGU's EOS (vol. 92, iss. 40, p.348).

Snow, Ice and Permafrost Hazards in Alaska: Research needs and opportunities

On June 13, 2011, researchers from the Permafrost Lab participated in a workshop on 'Snow, Ice and Permafrost Hazards in Alaska: Research needs and opportunities'.

Please see ACCAP workshop website for details and presentations.

Thawing Permafrost on NBC Learn

Vladimir Romanovsky was interviewed by NBC Learn as part of their Changing Planet series.

GI Quarterly Report: Permafrost study results published

A new report on permafrost research accomplished at the Geophysical Institute Permafrost Laboratory during the 4th International Polar Year has appeared in the Geophysical Institute Quarterly Report, vol 23(2) in 2010. In addition, the GI Quarterly Report contains a short article on the involvement of our lab team in the development of an online curriculum for teachers: "Cryospheric Connection" (

Arctic Landscapes in Transition: Responses to Thawing Permafrost

Appearing in EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, is a news article co-authored by the GI Permafrost Lab's Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky.

Supercomputer Essential for Permafrost Modeling

Geophysical Institute Quarterly, volume 22, number 4, 2010. Dr. Sergei Marchenko of the GI Permafrost Lab was featured. From the article, "Geophysical Institute permafrost researchers rely on the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center to help create simulations predicting the future of permafrost in both Alaska and Siberia. 'We can expect degradation of the current permafrost'," said Dr. Marchenko.


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