Characterized by vast amounts of carbon stored in permafrost and a rapidly evolving landscape, the Arctic is an important focal point for the study of climate change. These are sensitive systems, yet the mechanisms responsible for those sensitivities remain poorly understood and inadequately represented in Earth System Models. The NGEE Arctic project seeks to reduce uncertainty in climate prediction by better understanding critical land-atmosphere feedbacks in terrestrial ecosystems of Alaska.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Pic of the trip...
The NGEE Arctic team takes a lot of pictures during their
stay in Barrow. Most relate to their science, but a few simply reflect the
unique nature of life on the North Slope of Alaska. While I certainly do not
see all pictures taken by people when in Barrow, I do see enough to post my
favorite ones from this past trip.
The first "pic of the trip" was taken by Lily
Cohen. Lily is from LANL and snapped this picture of jelly fish one evening as
she walked along the Arctic Ocean just a short distance from our Herman House
The second "pic of the trip" was taken by
Garrett Altmann. Garrett is also from LANL and took this mushroom picture one
afternoon while collecting water samples from a drained thaw lake basin south
My thanks to Lily and Garrett for capturing these great
images of the Arctic.