Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
The Cryosphere, 11, 2089–2109, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2089-2017
The Cryosphere, 11, 2089–2109, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2089-2017

Research article 06 Sep 2017

Research article | 06 Sep 2017

Coupled land surface–subsurface hydrogeophysical inverse modeling to estimate soil organic carbon content and explore associated hydrological and thermal dynamics in the Arctic tundra

Anh Phuong Tran et al.

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Soil organics carbon (SOC) and its influence on terrestrial ecosystem feedbacks to global warming in permafrost regions are particularly important for the prediction of future climate variation. Our study proposes a new surface–subsurface, joint deterministic–stochastic hydrological–thermal–geophysical inversion approach and documents the benefit of including multiple types of data to estimate the vertical profile of SOC content and its influence on hydrological–thermal dynamics.