Thermokarst processes in cold landscapes can significantly accelerate thawing of permafrost
Some of the coldest permafrost on Earth might be more vulnerable to thawing than previously thought. In the PERMANOR project led by the University of Oslo, an international research team has investigated so-called thermokarst processes which can significantly accelerate thawing of permafrost.
Thawing permafrost and thermokarst processes have made ponds in this peatland landscape in Northern Norway. Photo: Sebastian Westermann
The research study is recently published in Nature Communications.
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Permafrost in the Arctic can thaw faster than presumed, titan.uio.no, 6.5.2020
Reference to the scientific article
Nitzbon, J., Westermann, S., Langer, M., Martin, LCP., Strauss, S., Laboor, S., Boike, J. 2020. Fast response of cold ice-rich permafrost in Northeast Siberia to a warming climate. Nature Communications, 11, Article number: 2201 (2020) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15725-8.