Progress and Accomplishments
Factors affecting the spatial pattern of snow distribution at the NGEE Arctic Teller and Kougarok watersheds
High resolution snow data collected from two small catchments in the southern Seward Peninsula was used to identify key factors that control snow distribution, quantify the relative impacts of those factors and improve the snow representation for the arct
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UAF researchers working on the NGEE Arctic project validated the GIPL model and simulated ground temperature dynamics for the entire Seward Peninsula according to the RCP4.5 climate scenario.
A Subgrid Approach for Modeling Microtopographic Effects on Overland Flow: Application to Polygonal Tundra
The effects of fine-scale topography can be represented in models with coarser spatial resolution through the use of a new subgrid model, thus enabling computationally demanding integrated surface/subsurface hydrology models to be used at field scales
Microtopography Determines How CO2 and CH4 Exchanges Respond to Temperature and Precipitation at an Arctic Polygonal Tundra Site
Microtopography in polygonal tundra affects CO2 and CH4 emissions, but landscape scaling of polygon types accurately captures landscape-scale states and exchanges with the atmosphere.
Raised amidst the cornfields and grasslands of Mid-America, this NGEE Arctic researcher has passion and curiosity for people and the plant sciences.
Scientists around the world are working to simplify the vast array of plant species and forms in order to distill general features of plant function, structure, and strategy.
NGEE Arctic researchers are quantifying above and belowground variation in plant functional traits across environmental gradients to inform the representation of plant traits in terrestrial biosphere models.
A field research showed that evapotranspiration from mosses and open water was twice as high as that from lichens and bare ground, and that microtopographic variations in polygonal tundra explained most of this and other spatial variation
Controls on Fine-Scale Spatial and Temporal Variability of Plant Available Inorganic Nitrogen in a Polygonal Tundra Landscape
NGEE Arctic researchers documented strong relationship between soil moisture, inorganic N availability, and plant N content across the polygonal ground of the Barrow Environmental Observatory