Going down to the river to sample

One week has passed and we still have not experienced any rain. The dry season is going on, the Zackenberg river level and speed are decreasing, the small streams are drying up. Aiming at investigate and characterize the mobilization of mineral and organic compounds, we have dedicated our second week to collect water samples along […]

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Greenlandic heat wave, record ice sheet melt and rapid thermokarst formation – what’s the fate of the eroded soil materials?

Greenland has made headlines around the world lately, with temperatures climbing >19 ˚C at the Zackenberg Research Station a week ago and the 1-day melt record of the Greenland ice sheet broken on 1 August 2019. The freshly released report card for 2018 by the Greenland Ecosystem Monitoring program nicely places recent developments in context: […]

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Organo-Mineral Interactions in Permafrost Environments

Permafrost soils store large amounts of carbon (C) as organic matter (OM), which upon thaw can be decomposed to greenhouse gases that then fuel further global warming. The extent of permafrost disturbances is predicted to increase across Arctic landscapes, which may lead to enhanced release of permafrost OM to water bodies. On its way to […]

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