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ice-frost permafrost deposits, arctic research

Geological archives in the Arctic

Ice-rich permafrost deposits will be transformed in large puddles of water in the coming decades, but before this happens, scientists want to collect information to better understand our past and predict our future, as explained by Arthur Monhonval.
thaw slump, arctic permafrost

Abrupt thaw events: Local landscape degradations with large-scale impacts on Arctic ecosystems

Thaw slump events are local landscape degradations that are expanding with present-day warming in the Arctic, as explained by Maxime Thomas from the Earth and Life Institute at UCLouvain, Belgium.
permafrost carbon, UClouvain

The unaccounted-for side of permafrost carbon

Permafrost carbon is one of the most imminent threats to the world's fight against climate change, discussed here by UCLouvain and then EU Environment Commissioner, Virginijus Sinkevičius.
arctic tundra vegetation, earth and life

What are the impacts of shifting Arctic tundra vegetation?

Elisabeth Mauclet from the Earth and Life Institute at UCLouvain, Belgium, brings to light the ways in which Arctic tundra vegetation mirrors the complex landscape response to climate change.
arctic rivers, spring flood

Arctic rivers: Windows into organic carbon stabilisation in permafrost soils

Spring flood and rain events are pivotal periods to capture mineral element-organic carbon stabilisation in permafrost soils, highlights Catherine Hirst, Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain, Belgium in this Arctic rivers focus.
WeThaw Project - examining the permafrost

WeThaw project – The impact of climate change on the permafrost

The WeThaw project carries out in-depth research to examine Arctic rivers - windows into organic carbon stabilisation in permafrost soils.
permafrost carbon emissions

The unaccounted-for side of permafrost carbon

Considering carbon as a lone entity during permafrost thaw is likely to lead to over-confident projections of permafrost carbon emissions, highlights Sophie Opfergelt, Earth and Life Institute, UCLouvain, Belgium.

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