Progress and Accomplishments
Explicitly representing plant physiological root traits and improving the nutrient competition algorithm with the Equilibrium Chemistry Approximation removes known biases in CLM and ALM.
Coincident Above- and Below-Ground Autonomous Monitoring Strategy: Development and Use to Monitor Arctic Ecosystem Freeze-Thaw Dynamics
Soil moisture and thaw thickness strongly influence vegetation, and can serve as a proxy for vegetation greenness (and vice versa) during the growing season.
Significant methane oxidation activity was observed in incubations of flat-centered polygon transitional soil and permafrost layers, which also exhibited high levels of methane production activity under anoxic conditions.
The Hal Mooney Award recognizes an individual for extraordinary near-surface geophysical scientific achievements and community service.
Geomorphological and Geochemistry Changes in Permafrost after Wildfire in Kougarok, Seward Peninsula, Alaska
An event of permafrost degradation and recovery after a disturbance by 2002 Kougarok wildfire was discussed from long-term monitoring and permafrost core analysis on the central Seward Peninsula.
LBNL Researchers Evaluate Methane Production, Oxidation, and Emissions Across Polygon Tundra Gradients
In an upcoming paper in Global Change Biology, LBNL researchers Lydia Smith Vaughn, Mark Conrad, Markus Bill, and Margaret Torn present results of a two-year field methane study in the Barrow Environmental Observatory.
Demonstration of CLM-PFLOTRAN Coupling Lays a Foundation for Biogeochemistry Simulation Across Scales
An implicit time-stepping model for decomposition, nitrification, denitrification, and plant nutrient uptake was implemented in the Community Land Model (CLM), the land ecosystem component of a coupled Earth System Model.
A Generic Law-of-the-Minimum Flux Limiter for Simulating Substrate Limitation in Biogeochemical Models
Complex biogeochemical networks that include many biotic and abiotic processes can be limited by different substrates under different conditions during their temporal evolution.
Conceptual model of anaerobic labile soil organic carbon (SOC) degradation pathways in the active layer of polygonal tundra upon warming.
Permafrost thaw and climate warming accelerates frozen soil organic carbon (SOC) degradation and emission of greenhouse gases, but what specific degradation pathways for labile SOC occur prior to CH4 and CO2 production are not well understood.