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permafrost webPermafrost is recognized by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP/WMO) and Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) as a key element of the Earth System. Permafrost is present in ca. 25% of the Northern Hemisphere continental area and on all the ice-free areas of the Antarctic continent, including wide areas under the ice-sheet. Permafrost is central to the carbon cycle and hence to the climate system, especially due to methane and carbon dioxide release following permafrost degradation. This issue is especially sensitive in the Arctic, but detailed studies are lacking in the Antarctic. Therefore, especially in the ice-free areas, the warming of permafrost (climatic and human-induced) can generate problems to existing or planned research facilities, which can be potentially subject to risk. Permafrost monitoring is therefore also an important issue relating to environmental impact assessment and mitigation in ice-free terrain Antarctic facilities.

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Mentors

Looking for advice on research ideas or career paths? Find a mentor!

APECS mentors in Glaciology include:

  • Hugues Lantuit, Alfred Wegener Institute     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hanne Christiansen, UNIS, Svalbard    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Hans Hubberten, Alfred Wegener Institute   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Kenji Yoshikawa, University of Alaska Fairbanks   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Vladimir Romanovsky, Univeristy of Alaska Fairbanks   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Margareta Johansson, Department of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, Lund University, Sweden     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information and contact information for these and other mentors, visit the mentor database.

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