Please consider submitting your AGU abstracts to this exciting multi-disciplinary Alpine and high latitude permafrost hydrology and geomorphology session:
C026 - Observations, Interactions, and Implications of Permafrost Systems in Transition
Permafrost terrains in high latitude and alpine regions exert a primary control on geophysical, hydrologic, geomorphic, and biotic properties and processes including ecosystem fluxes and thermokarst/thermal erosion.
As global air temperatures increase, and permafrost degrades, it is crucial to understand how interactions and feedbacks of these processes will be altered, as well as more accurate measures of permafrost distribution, characteristics, and dynamics. This session
welcomes studies across cryosphere, earth surface, global environmental change, and hydrology disciplines that explore ongoing changes, and/or enhance permafrost region process understanding. These include but are not limited to studies using field observations,
remote sensing, geophysical techniques, experiments and numerical modeling. We are particularly interested in submissions that deal with thermokarst and thaw-related landscape dynamics with impacts on landscape-scale processes, infrastructure, society, health,
and the cryosphere. Contributions that include interdisciplinary approaches or demonstrate the development of new techniques, data integration, and/or highlight challenges are strongly encouraged.
Sarah G. Evans, University of Colorado Boulder, Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States,
Melissa K. Ward, McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada, Matthias Fuchs, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany and
Cathy J. Wilson, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States