Media Mentions

Wildfires Could Permanently Alter Alaska’s Forest Composition

Alaskan boreal forest

Berkeley Lab study finds evergreen conifer trees will decline and deciduous broadleaf trees dominate in a warmer climate with more wildfires.

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Arctic Permafrost is Thawing Fast

As the frozen ground warms much faster than expected, it's reshaping the landscape--and releasing carbon gasses that fuel global warming.

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Plants May Absorb Less Carbon Under Climate Change

Current assessments of climate change could overestimate the amount of carbon that plants remove from the atmosphere.

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Utqiaġvik Barbecue Connects People to Scientific Research Next Door

There’s a lot of science that happens on the North Slope. Some of it’s homegrown, like the wildlife research done by the North Slope Borough. But a lot of it is done by scientists who spend weeks or months doing field work here before heading home.

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Experiments in Northern Alaska Seek to Improve Projections for a Changing Arctic

Plant physiologist Alistair Rogers standing by a warming chamber on the tundra close to Utqiaġvik. The experiment is part of a larger project run by the Department of Energy to collect data on natural processes in order to better predict how the Arctic wi

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Soil Moisture a Huge Factor in Arctic Carbon Release

ORNL staff member Kenneth Lowe operates a Big Beaver auger drill with customized SIPRE auger (Jon’s Machine Shop, Fairbanks, AK) mounted on a sled to remove frozen soil cores at the Barrow Environmental Observatory. (Credit: David Graham, Oak Ridge Nation

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Ice Wedge Polygons – Nature’s Biscuit Cutters

A network of low-centred ice-wedge polygons (5 to 20 m in diameter) in Adventdalen, Svalbard

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Eighth Annual NGEE Arctic 2018 All-Hands Meeting

Coastline of Norton Sound near Nome, AK

Meeting and Hotel Registration https://ngee-arctic.ornl.gov/allhands

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Soil Moisture a Huge Factor in Arctic Carbon Release

Snow-Hydro allows automated collection of snow depth

The tundra continues to warm up in the Arctic as climate change continues. While researchers agree that the increase in temperature will lead to carbon being released that was previously stored in the frozen tundra, a factor many researchers underemphasiz

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The Great Thaw of America’s North is Coming

The Great Thaw of America’s North is Coming

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