Bad news: Scientists say we could be underestimating Arctic methane emissions
BARROW, AK – A new study examined methane emissions at sites on Alaska’s North Slope, south of Barrow, and found that cold-season emissions make up a significant portion of the methane emitted from the Arctic throughout the year. This is a fact not reflec
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Science, and a University, Draw a Russian to Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS—Scientific opportunities brought permafrost researcher Vladimir Romanovsky from Russia to Alaska.
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Next-Generation Geophysical Characterization of Arctic Ecosystems
Berkeley Lab geophysical team contributing to a predictive understanding of Arctic ecosystem feedbacks to climate
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Tracking Carbon in the Alaskan Arctic
Researchers trace carbon through Arctic soils and find an unlikely source of methane and surprisingly low methane oxidation in watersheds throughout northern Alaska.
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Warming Could Mean Major Thaw for Alaskan Permafrost
This was not the case 5 years ago...
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Study Combines Field Experiments, Predictive Modeling to Look at How Forests Worldwide Respond to Climate Change
Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play key roles in an expansive new project that aims to bring the future of tropical forests and the climate system into much clearer focus by coupling field research with the
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The Hidden Perils of Permafrost
There’s something buried in the Arctic soil that could have a huge effect on the future of our planet’s climate.
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Massive Arctic research project offers more climate change insight, predictions
In the not too distant future, scientists around the globe will have a better grasp of the effects of our warming planet thanks to a massive, 10-year research project happening now on the North Slope.
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A New Way to Study Permafrost Soil, Above and Below Ground
What does pulling a radar-equipped sled across the Arctic tundra have to do with improving our understanding of climate change?
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ORNL part of project to study how tropical forests respond to climate change
Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play key roles in an expansive new project that aims to bring the future of tropical forests and the climate system into much clearer focus by coupling field research with the development of a new ecosys