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TitlePermafrost
AuthorRomanovsky, V E; Kholodov, A L; Smith, S L; Christiansen, H H; Shiklomanov, N I; Drozdov, D S; Oberman, N G; Marchenko, S S
SourceState of the Climate in 2012; by Blunden, J (ed.); Arndt, D S (ed.); Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society vol. 94, no. 8, 2013 p. S123-S124, https://doi.org/10.1175/2013BAMSStateoftheClimate.1
Year2013
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20120438
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
AreaCanada; Russian Federation; United States; Norway
Lat/Long WENS180.0000 -180.0000 84.0000 60.0000
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; permafrost; freezing ground; ground ice; ground temperatures; Cenozoic; Quaternary
Illustrationslocation maps; plots
ProgramEssential Climate Variable Monitoring, Climate Change Geoscience
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
This article is the Arctic permafrost contribution to an annual update on the state of the climate. Information acquired from the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost (to which Canada is an important contributor) indicates that permafrost temperatures continue to increase in response to increasing air temperatures throughout the circumpolar region, with higher increases observed in colder permafrost compared to warm permafrost. Since permafrost is an important component of the northern landscape, knowledge of how conditions are changing is essential for planning adaptation to a changing climate and to support decisions regarding northern development.
GEOSCAN ID292355