Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 11, 1059–1073, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1059-2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 1059–1073, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-1059-2017

Research article 05 May 2017

Research article | 05 May 2017

Response of seasonal soil freeze depth to climate change across China

Xiaoqing Peng et al.

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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Apr 2017) by Andreas Kääb
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Previous research has paid significant attention to permafrost, e.g. active layer thickness, soil temperature, area extent, and associated degradation leading to other changes. However, less focus has been given to seasonally frozen ground and vast area extent. We combined data from more than 800 observation stations, as well as gridded data, to investigate soil freeze depth across China. The results indicate that soil freeze depth decreases with climate warming.