Modeling Thermokarst Dynamics in Boreal and Arctic regions of Alaska and Northwest Canada: A White Paper

In this white paper, the Thermokarst Working Group of the Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska and Northwest Canada provides a vision for the development of the Alaska Thermokarst Model (ATM) that is being designed to simulate landscape evolution in response to thermokarst disturbance as a result of climate change. This white paper is the result of a synthesis of presentations and discussions in 2012 that were organized by the thermokarst/wetland group of the IEM.