Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Biogeosciences, 18, 343–365, 2021
Biogeosciences, 18, 343–365, 2021

Research article 18 Jan 2021

Research article | 18 Jan 2021

Variability of the surface energy balance in permafrost-underlain boreal forest

Simone Maria Stuenzi et al.

Data sets

Automatic weather stations and stand-alone soil temperature sensors (Hobo logger) between August 2018 and August 2019 at two boreal forest sites in the region of Lake Ilirney and Lena-Viluy in Eastern Siberia Simone Maria Stuenzi, William L. Cable, Stefan Kruse, Julia Boike, Ulrike Herzschuh, Moritz Langer, Luise Schulte, Frederic Brieger, Stuart Andrew Vyse, Nadine Bernhard, Elisabeth Dietze, Luidmila A. Pestryakova, Evgenii S. Zakharov, Alexey Nikolajewitsch, Lena Ushnizkaya, and Sardana Levina

Soilsurface temperatures in 2 cm depth between summer 2018 and 2019 with iButton-sensors in the North Slope of Alaska (USA), around Churchill (Canada) and the region of Illirney and Lena-Viluy (Russia) Moritz Langer, Soraya Kaiser, Simone Maria Stuenzi, Thomas Schneider von Deimling, Alexander Oehme, and Stephan Jacobi

High-resolution photogrammetric point clouds from northeast Siberian forest stands. Alfred-Wegener-Institute research expedition "Chukotka 2018" Frederic Brieger, Ulrike Herzschuh, Ludmila A. Pestryakova, Bodo Bookhagen, Evgenii S. Zakharov, and Stefan Kruse

Model code and software

Coupled multilayer canopy-permafrost model (CryoGrid) for the use in permafrost underlain boreal forests Simone M. Stuenzi, Julia Boike, William Cable, Ulrike Herzschuh, Stefan Kruse, Luidmila A. Pestryakova, Thomas Schneider von Deimling, Sebastian Westermann, Evgenii S. Zakharov, and Moritz Langer

Short summary
Boreal forests in eastern Siberia are an essential component of global climate patterns. We use a physically based model and field measurements to study the interactions between forests, permanently frozen ground and the atmosphere. We find that forests exert a strong control on the thermal state of permafrost through changing snow cover dynamics and altering the surface energy balance, through absorbing most of the incoming solar radiation and suppressing below-canopy turbulent fluxes.
Final-revised paper