Two Recommend Papers: Current Issue (Vol. 31 No. 3) on Advances in Polar Science

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Two Recommend Papers: Current Issue (Vol. 31 No. 3) on Advances in Polar Science

Two Recommend Papers: Current Issue (Vol. 31 No. 3) on Advances in Polar Science


First paper is an Op-Ed, entitling “The SPLASH Action Group – Towards standardized sampling strategies in permafrost science” ( written by Bouchard F et al.

This unified approach will allow us to overcome the following challenges: (1) identifying interfaces where detectable changes in mineral and organic components occur; (2) allowing spatial comparison of these detectable changes; (3) capturing temporal (inter-/intra-annual) variations at these interfaces.

The Action Group called ‘Standardized methods across Permafrost Landscapes: from Arctic Soils to Hydrosystems’ (SPLASH) is a community-driven effort aiming to provide a suite of standardized field strategies for sampling mineral and organic components. This unified approach will allow data from different landscape interfaces, field locations and seasons to be shared and compared, thus improving our understanding of the processes occurring during lateral transport in circumpolar Arctic watersheds. 


I would like to recommend another interesting paper “Hybrid energy module for remote environmental observations, experiments, and communications ” ( by Krassovski M B, et al.

As you know, increased concerns about climate change have led to a significant expansion of monitoring, observational, and experimental sites in remote areas of the world. Meanwhile, advances in technology and availability of low-power equipment have allowed increasingly sophisticated measurements with a wide variety of instruments. However, the deployment and use of these technologies in remote locations is often restricted not only by harsh environmental conditions, but also by the availability of electrical power and communication options.

A power and communication solution for a vast majority of implementations with or without modification would be of considerable benefit. This article describes design of a universal, scalable hybrid energy module for the Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments Arctic project ( Two modules were built, and the authors describe their implementation and findings over a 2-year period at a remote field site on the Seward Peninsula in western Alaska, USA.


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