AGU session: B069. Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change
Dear Colleagues: Please consider submitting your AGU abstract to the
following permafrost/carbon Biogeoscience session:
Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon to Climate Change
Permafrost zone soils contain 1670 Pg of carbon (C).
Permafrost degradation can change ecosystem C storage by enhancing
microbial activity and ecosystem respiration, but can also stimulate
plant growth and increase C stored in vegetation and surface soil.
This session invites papers that examine factors causing losses and
gains in ecosystem C storage that relate to the question: What is
the magnitude, timing and form of C release from permafrost zone
ecosystems to the atmosphere in a changing climate? Papers may
address any aspect of this topic from microbial communities to the
global scale, using a range of measurements or modeling to detect
and forecast permafrost thaw and the influence on the C cycle and