Oct 14 2016

AK CASC affiliates help to produce new permafrost map

AK CASC affiliates David McGuire and Vladamir Romanovsky took part in this project that has created a new permafrost map for regions worldwide. The map displays areas that are vulnerable to permafrost thaw, otherwise known as thermokarst. Researchers pursued this project in order to help esitmate landscape changes and carbon release due to a warming climate. 

Further information can be found at Nature Communications and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cornerstone.

The thermokarst landscape map is available to anyone through the online site hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.