North Slope permafrost thawing sooner than expected
New projections of permafrost change in northern Alaska suggest far-reaching effects will come sooner than expected, scientists reported this week at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
Summer in the Arctic
NREL researchers are experimenting with adding wind and photovoltaic solar energy systems at the Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the South Pole. The new station originally was supposed to include renewable energy systems, but contruction delays and oth
UAF professor leads Arctic ecosystem science initiative
University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Vladimir Romanovsky has been named chief scientist for a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to study Arctic ecosystems. The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments in the Arctic leadership team in May appointed
Bad news: Scientists say we could be underestimating Arctic methane emissions
BARROW, AK – A new study examined methane emissions at sites on Alaska’s North Slope, south of Barrow, and found that cold-season emissions make up a significant portion of the methane emitted from the Arctic throughout the year. This is a fact not reflec
Science, and a University, Draw a Russian to Fairbanks
FAIRBANKS—Scientific opportunities brought permafrost researcher Vladimir Romanovsky from Russia to Alaska.
Next-Generation Geophysical Characterization of Arctic Ecosystems
Berkeley Lab geophysical team contributing to a predictive understanding of Arctic ecosystem feedbacks to climate
Tracking Carbon in the Alaskan Arctic
Researchers trace carbon through Arctic soils and find an unlikely source of methane and surprisingly low methane oxidation in watersheds throughout northern Alaska.
Warming Could Mean Major Thaw for Alaskan Permafrost
This was not the case 5 years ago...
Study Combines Field Experiments, Predictive Modeling to Look at How Forests Worldwide Respond to Climate Change
Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory will play key roles in an expansive new project that aims to bring the future of tropical forests and the climate system into much clearer focus by coupling field research with the
The Hidden Perils of Permafrost
There’s something buried in the Arctic soil that could have a huge effect on the future of our planet’s climate.