permafrost


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ground that is permanently frozen

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It's an area that's warming with climate change, and there's a lot of potential for permafrost degradation, especially with these massive fires burning off the organic soil layer.
He said: "The warmer the Earth becomes, the more permafrost is likely to be released, ultimately resulting in more greenhouse gases causing the earth to warm further.
However, as global temperatures rise, more and more extensive areas of permafrost and methane hydrates will begin thawing, as average increases in global temperature are magnified in the Arctic.
There's no place in the Interior where you can just look at the ground and say there isn't permafrost.
Clearing an area of natural trees and brush allows the underlying permafrost to degrade (Department of the Army, 1954); as a result the permafrost underlying the field surrounding the RTF continues to degrade.
Permafrost is soil that is frozen year round and is typically located in polar regions.
After reading about a plant revived from 32,000-year-old Siberian permafrost (SN: 4/7/12, p.
The team of French and Russian researchers identified the virus by taking a culture of amoebas found in the permafrost.
The other half is in in permafrost areas and troublesome discontinuous permafrost soils.
Areas of permafrost could start to thaw within decades, freeing long-stored greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, according to a study released on Wednesday that measured ancient stalagmites in a Siberian cave.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The temperature in the permafrost on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian high Arctic is nearly as cold as that of the surface of Mars.
Permafrost covering almost a quarter of the northern hemisphere contains 1,700 gigatonnes of carbon, twice that currently in the atmosphere, and could significantly amplify global warming should thawing accelerate as expected, warned a new report released yesterday by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) at ongoing the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Doha.
Scientists have warned that methane currently frozen in Siberia could have an impact on global temperatures, if the permafrost starts to melt.
The wait to regenerate began inside an Ice Age animal burrow in permafrost, and might have gone on indefinitely.
Strangely enough, there have been none of the usual Press reports of the permafrost melting in Northern Siberia and ships voyaging from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Arctic Ocean over the past month.