Impacts of microtopography on hydrologic and thermal states in an Arctic ecosystem: A case study using ELM-3D v1.0
Using a new three-dimensional hydrological and thermal capability in ELM (ELM-3D), scientists at LBNL analyzed the role of snow redistribution and lateral interconnectivity on soil temperatures and active layer.
Symbiotic N-fixation by alder impacts nitrogen availability on a landscape scale
Nitrogen fixed within root nodules of alder growing in dense shrublands is associated with higher levels of local N availability. The inclusion of a plant functional type based on this N-fixing shrub may improve earth system models’ ability to capture nit
Factors affecting the spatial pattern of snow distribution at the NGEE Arctic Teller and Kougarok watersheds
High resolution snow data collected from two small catchments in the southern Seward Peninsula was used to identify key factors that control snow distribution, quantify the relative impacts of those factors and improve the snow representation for the arct