Progress and Accomplishments

BNL Plant Physiologist Publishes Roadmap for Improving Representation of Photosynthesis in Earth System Models

Scientist on the NGEE Arctic project examines how photosynthesis is represented in seven terrestrial biosphere models and makes community-wide recommendations to improve estimates of carbon uptake by terrestrial vegetation

LBNL Researchers Evaluate Methane Production, Oxidation, and Emissions Across Polygon Tundra Gradients

Using field measurements of methane flux and stable isotopes, NGEE Arctic researchers identify spatial patterns in methane emissions and underlying metabolic processes across polygon types and features

NGEE Arctic Metadata Statistics

These statistics reflect metadata submission since its implementation in the spring of 2014. Metadata records reflect a combination of data, information and documentation that form a collection.

Scientists Gather for NGEE Arctic All-Hands Meeting

Participants, guests, and partners in the NGEE Arctic project met at the PARC 55 Hotel in San Francisco to review progress and accomplishments, and outline plans for the coming year.

A Multi-Scale Comparison of Modeled and Observed Seasonal Methane Emissions in Northern Wetlands

Collaborative team improved the methane module in CLM and ALM and compared predictions with NGEE-Arctic and other tower observations, NASA CARVE aircraft observations, and two atmospheric inversions and highlight new ways to improve global CH4 predictions

Mapping Arctic Plant Functional Type Distributions in the Barrow Environmental Observatory Using WorldView-2 and LiDAR Datasets

NGEE Arctic researchers combined high-resolution multi-spectral remote sensing imagery from the WorldView-2 satellite with light detecting and ranging (LiDAR)-derived digital elevation models (DEMs) to characterize the tundra vegetation around the BEO.

Modeling the Spatiotemporal Variability in Subsurface Thermal Regimes across a Low-Relief Polygonal Tundra Landscape

Study develops an end-to-end high resolution modeling framework to simulate permafrost thermal dynamics of microtopography dominated polygonal tundra landscape.

CMDV Liaison Positions between NGEE Projects and ACME Established

Four 0.5 FTE positions were funded under the CMDV project to facilitate communication and model development collaborations between NGEE Arctic, NGEE Tropics, and the ACME Land Model (ALM).

Strait Science Series - The Seward Peninsula’s Future: Wetter or Drier?

NGEE Arctic participates in University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus’ platform to discuss ongoing hydrology research efforts with the community.

Representing Leaf and Root Traits Improves Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling Predictions

Explicitly representing plant physiological root traits and improving the nutrient competition algorithm with the Equilibrium Chemistry Approximation removes known biases in CLM and ALM.