Permafrost & Tundra

Permafrost- what is it?    Global permfrost zones in high resolution images on Google Earth

An open letter to the WHO from scientific and indigenous people urging paleo-mirobiology studies

A simpler way to estimate the feedback between permafrost carbon and the climate

Earth's ancient life forms are awakening after 40,000 years in permafrost 

The pace at which the world's permafrost soils are warming

The permafrost is melting fast, and that affects us all 

Thawing permfrost quickly turns into CO2   

Study measures methane release from permafrost 

'Abrupt thaw' of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly afffect climate change models

Some Arctic ground no longer freezing - even in winter

What lies beneath: as Earth warms, diseases within permafrost become a bigger worry

Permafrost's turn of the microbes    Pathogens could be freed from thawing permafrost

The great thaw of America's north is coming

Bacteria, methane and other dangers within Siberia's melting permafrost

Sunlight, not microbes, key to CO2 in Arctic    Arctic tundra

High Arctic emissions of a strong greenhouse gas

SMOS detects freezing soil as winter takes grip    Permafrost infoographics    

Global terrestrial network for permafrost (GTN-P)    Permafrost maps

New knowledage about permafrost improving climate models    

Tundra fires to blame for thawing permfrost    Is Arctic permafrost the "sleeping giant'" of climate change?

Permafrost degradation and methane: low risk of biogeochemical climate-warming feedback

Sunlight stimulates release of climate-warming gas from melting Arctic permafrost

Focus on changing permafrost in a warming world: observation and implication

The tundra - a dark horse in planet Earth's greenhouse gas budget    

As Permafrost Thaws, Scientists Study the Risks

Signs of thawing permafrost revealed from space

Permafrost  thawing could accelerate global warming  

Rapid ice-wedge melting accelerates permafrost decline

On warmer Earth, most of Artic may remove, not add, methane

Scientists predict gradual, prolonged permafrost greenhouse gas emissions

Cryogenic disturbance and its impact on carbon fluxes in a sub-Arctic heathland

Thawing permafrost more than 50M years ago may have led to extreme global warming

Permafrost soil is possible source of abrupt rise in greenhouse gases at end of last ice age

Permfrost thermal state in the Polar Northern Hemisphere during the IPY 2007~2009: a synthesis

Large methane emission upon spring thaw from natural wetlands in the northern permafrost region

Permafrost and organic layer interactions over a climate gradient in a discontinuous permafrost zone

Permafrost model sensitivity to seasonal climatic changes and extreme events in mountainous regions  

Linear disturbances on discontinuous permafrost: implications for thaw-induced changes to land cover and drainage patterns


Siberian larch forests are  still linked to the ice age

In Siberia there is a huge crater and it is getting bigger

Carbon release from collapsing coastal permafrost in Arctic Siberia

Baby bison are being flown to Siberia to try to save  the permafrost

On carbon transport and fate in the East Siberian Arctic land-shelf-atmosphere system

Thawing permafrost : the speed of coastal erosion in Eastern Siberia has nearly doubled

Changes in the 1963-2013 shallow ground thermal regime in Russian permafrost regions

Methane is leaking from permafrost offshore Siberia    Siberian permafrost thaw warning sparked by cave data

Canada & Alaska:

Alaska's permafrost is thawing

Massive permafrost thaw documented in Canada, portends huge carbon release

Extremes of summer climate trigger thousands of thermokarst landslides in a high Arctic environment

Northern lake to fall of cliff due to climate change    Warming climate claims chunks of Alaska's northern coast

Effect of permafrost thaw on CO2 and CH4 exchange in a western Alaska peatland chronosequence

Climate and ground temperature relations at sites across the continuous and discontinuous permafrost zones, northern Canada