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Observations: Changes in Snow, Ice and Frozen Ground
Contributing Authors: J. Box (USA), D. Bromwich (USA), R. Brown (Canada), J.G. Cogley (Canada), J. Comiso (USA), M. Dyurgerov (Sweden, USA), B. Fitzharris (New Zealand), O. Frauenfeld (USA, Austria),Expand
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Influence of the seasonal snow cover on the ground thermal regime: An overview
  • T. Zhang
  • Environmental Science
  • 1 December 2005
[1] The presence of seasonal snow cover during the cold season of the annual air temperature cycle has significant influence on the ground thermal regime in cold regions. Snow has high albedo andExpand
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Statistics and characteristics of permafrost and ground-ice distribution in the Northern Hemisphere
Abstract The recently published digital version of the International Permafrost Association (IPA) Circum-Arctic Map of Permafrost and Ground Ice Conditions (the IPA map), together with ancillary dataExpand
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Amount and timing of permafrost carbon release in response to climate warming
The thaw and release of carbon currently frozen in permafrost will increase atmospheric CO 2 concentrations and amplify surface warming to initiate a positive permafrost carbon feedback (PCF) onExpand
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Siberian Lena River hydrologic regime and recent change
[1] The long-term (1935–1999) monthly records of temperature, precipitation, stream flow, river ice thickness, and active layer depth have been analyzed in this study to examine Lena River hydrologicExpand
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Distribution of seasonally and perennially frozen ground in the Northern Hemisphere
This report provides an overall estimate of the extent of perennially, seasonally, and intermittently frozen ground of the exposed land surface in the Northern Hemisphere. Permafrost regions occupyExpand
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Recent permafrost warming on the Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau
[1] Permafrost temperature monitoring through 10 boreholes up to 10.7 m depth has been conducted half-monthly from 1996 through 2006 along the Qinghai-Tibetan Highway. The primary results show thatExpand
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Snow depth derived from passive microwave remote-sensing data in China
Abstract In this study, we report on the spatial and temporal distribution of seasonal snow depth derived from passive microwave satellite remote-sensing data (e.g. SMMR from 1978 to 1987 and SMM/ IExpand
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Large‐scale hydro‐climatology of the terrestrial Arctic drainage system
[1] The large-scale hydro-climatology of the terrestrial Arctic drainage system is examined, focusing on the period 1960 onward. Special attention is paid to the Ob, Yenisey, Lena, and MackenzieExpand
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Changes in active layer thickness over the Qinghai‐Tibetan Plateau from 1995 to 2007
[1] The active layer over permafrost plays a significant role in surface energy balance, hydrologic cycle, carbon fluxes, ecosystem, and landscape processes and on the human infrastructure in coldExpand
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