Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 11, 635–651, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-635-2017

Special issue: Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in...

The Cryosphere, 11, 635–651, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-635-2017

Research article 28 Feb 2017

Research article | 28 Feb 2017

Soil moisture redistribution and its effect on inter-annual active layer temperature and thickness variations in a dry loess terrace in Adventdalen, Svalbard

Carina Schuh et al.

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This study investigates how soil moisture retention characteristics impact ice and moisture redistribution, heat transport and active layer thickness under permafrost conditions. This is relevant for understanding how climate change interacts with permafrost, which is important because there is much stored carbon in permafrost, which may be released to the atmosphere as permafrost degrades and may then act to further enhance climate warming.