Articles | Volume 15, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 15, 5287–5313, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 5287–5313, 2018

Reviews and syntheses 31 Aug 2018

Reviews and syntheses | 31 Aug 2018

Reviews and syntheses: Changing ecosystem influences on soil thermal regimes in northern high-latitude permafrost regions

Michael M. Loranty et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (31 Jul 2018) by Kirsten Thonicke
AR by Michael Loranty on behalf of the Authors (06 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (20 Aug 2018) by Kirsten Thonicke
Short summary
Vegetation and soils strongly influence ground temperature in permafrost ecosystems across the Arctic and sub-Arctic. These effects will cause differences rates of permafrost thaw related to the distribution of tundra and boreal forests. As the distribution of forests and tundra change, the effects of climate change on permafrost will also change. We review the ecosystem processes that will influence permafrost thaw and outline how they will feed back to climate warming.
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