Sensitivity and responses to climate change in the Subantarctic periglacial environment

  title={Sensitivity and responses to climate change in the Subantarctic periglacial environment},
  author={J. Boelhouwers},
  • J. Boelhouwers
  • Published 2002
The Subantarctic islands constitute a distinct periglacial environment of low mean annual and diurnal temperature range. Ground thermal monitoring on Marion Island demonstrates how the low radiation inputs and high moisture conditions result in near-isothermal soil temperature conditions. This paper describes and analyses this distinctive soil temperature regime and demonstrates a high sensitivity of the Subantarctic frost environment to climate change. The latter is expressed by a rapid… CONTINUE READING

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