Climate Change and Hazard Zonation in the Circum-Arctic Permafrost Regions

@article{Nelson2002ClimateCA,
  title={Climate Change and Hazard Zonation in the Circum-Arctic Permafrost Regions},
  author={Frederick E. Nelson and Oleg A. Anisimov and Nikolay I. Shiklomanov},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
  year={2002},
  volume={26},
  pages={203-225}
}
The permafrost regions currently occupy about one quarter of the Earth's land area.Climate-change scenarios indicate that global warming will be amplified in the polarregions, and could lead to a large reduction in the geographic extent of permafrost.Development of natural resources, transportation networks, and human infrastructurein the high northern latitudes has been extensive during the second half of the twentiethcentury. In areas underlain by ice-rich permafrost, infrastructure could be… 

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