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.


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2017)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Dec 2017) by Julia Boike
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (05 Jan 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Jan 2018) by Julia Boike
AR by Christian Beer on behalf of the Authors (22 Jan 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Jan 2018) by Julia Boike
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.