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TitlePermafrost thermal state
AuthorChristiansen, H H; Noetzli, V; Romanovsky, V; Shiklomanov, N; Smith, S; Vieira, G; Zhao, L
SourceState of the Climate in 2012; by Blunden, J (ed.); Arndt, D S (ed.); Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society vol. 94, no. 8 supplement, 2013 p. S15-S16, (Open Access)
Alt SeriesEarth Sciences Sector, Contribution Series 20130438
PublisherAmerican Meteorological Society
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
AreaCanada; Russian Federation; United States of America; Norway; Antarctica
Lat/Long WENS-180.0000 180.0000 84.0000 60.0000
Lat/Long WENS -70.0000 -55.0000 -60.0000 -70.0000
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience, Essential Climate Variable Monitoring
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.