Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 12, 741–757, 2018

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

The Cryosphere, 12, 741–757, 2018

Research article 01 Mar 2018

Research article | 01 Mar 2018

Effects of short-term variability of meteorological variables on soil temperature in permafrost regions

Christian Beer et al.

Data sets

GIPL model results ALCC

Maps of subsoil temperature and active layer depth of Yakutian ASSR (Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union) C. Beer, A. N. Fedorov, and Y. Torgovkin

CNTL climatic fields MPI

International Permafrost Association (IPA) 2010, IPA-IPY Thermal State of Permafrost (TSP) Snapshot Borehole Inventory, Version 1, Boulder, Colorado USA NSIDC

Short summary
Idealized model experiments demonstrate that, in addition to a gradual climate change, changing daily to weekly variability of meteorological variables and extreme events will also have an impact on mean annual ground temperature in high-latitude permafrost areas. In fact, results of the land surface model experiments show that the projected increase of variability of meteorological variables leads to cooler permafrost soil in contrast to an otherwise soil warming in response to climate change.