Permafrost Patterns

Ronald Daanen and Vladimir Romanovsky explain patterns that permafrost creates in the Arctic. Daanen is an assistant professor at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Romanovsky is a professor in Geophysics, and professor of geology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

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Changing Permafrost Arctic tundra is underlain by permafrost, perennially frozen ground which stores methane and carbon dioxide. But in our changing world, the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the globe. As permafrost thaws the land above can fail, forming thermokarst features, sinkholes and landslides. In these videos geophysical... Read More >