permafrost

IARC Director Serves as Lead Editor for Journal Special Issue

Mon, 03/11/2013 - 08:54

IARC Director Larry Hinzman served as lead editor for the March 2013 special issue of Hydrogeology Journal (21:1), which focuses on the hydrogeology of cold regions. The present theme issue of the journal presents a collection of articles that reflect the progress in research on the hydrogeology of the former Soviet Union, United States and Canada, Scandinavia, China, Europe, and Antarctica. Read More

NBC Learn Video on Permafrost and Methane Impacts

Wed, 03/30/2011 - 11:28

NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, explores the impact that climate change is having on our planet. In this video, IARC's Dr. Katey Walter Anthony and IARC affiliate Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky are interviewed about permafrost, methane, and their impacts on the environment. Viewers are given an explosive demonstration. Read More

Mt. Kilimanjaro Expedition and GLOBE Project

Thu, 09/10/2009 - 13:18

Elena Sparrow and Martha Kopplin worked with teacher Mike O'Toole from Kentucky, who accompanied South African students on a trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro. Read More

Effects of Forest Fire on Permafrost

Wed, 04/29/2009 - 00:00

In late June, 2004, a wildfire swept across the Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks. The Boundary Fire, as it became known, burned so intensely that it destroyed the ground surface organic layer, a 30-centimeter-thick mixture of roots, leaves, lichens, and moss which normally acts as an important insulator protecting the frozen ground below.  Read More

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