Articles | Volume 13, issue 2
The Cryosphere, 13, 693–707, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-693-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 693–707, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-693-2019

Research article 28 Feb 2019

Research article | 28 Feb 2019

New insights into the environmental factors controlling the ground thermal regime across the Northern Hemisphere: a comparison between permafrost and non-permafrost areas

Olli Karjalainen et al.

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AR by Olli Karjalainen on behalf of the Authors (11 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 Oct 2018) by Peter Morse
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (27 Dec 2018) by Peter Morse
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Feb 2019) by Peter Morse
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Using a statistical modelling framework, we examined the environmental factors controlling ground thermal regimes inside and outside the Northern Hemisphere permafrost domain. We found that climatic factors were paramount in both regions, but with varying relative importance and effect size. The relationships were often non-linear, especially in permafrost conditions. Our results suggest that these non-linearities should be accounted for in future ground thermal models at the hemisphere scale.