Progress & Accomplishments

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.

The relative influence of peat, surface and subsurface water, and snow on active layer thickness

Model simulations by LANL scientists were used to assess the relative effect of environment on active layer thickness.

NGEE Arctic scientists at BNL evaluate zero-power method of warming tundra ecosystems

Current approaches to raising air temperatures are plagued by needing access to electrical power. Scientists on the NGEE Arctic problem are working to overcome that common constraint…

A rock physics investigation of unconsolidated saline permafrost: P-wave properties from laboratory ultrasonic measurements

Researchers at LBNL apply seismic methods to examine characteristics of saline permafrost from coastal plain, Barrow, AK.

UAF’s Vladimir Romanovsky named as NGEE Arctic new Chief Scientist

NGEE Arctic thanks Larry Hinzman for his contributions to Phase 1 and welcomes Vladimir Romanovsky in his expanded role as Chief Scientist.

Large team of NGEE Arctic scientists visit potential field sites on the Seward Peninsula

The planned establishment of research sites on the Seward Peninsula during Phase 2 prompts a large field reconnaissance trip to Nome.