Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
The Cryosphere, 15, 1399–1422, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1399-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 1399–1422, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1399-2021

Research article 19 Mar 2021

Research article | 19 Mar 2021

Effects of multi-scale heterogeneity on the simulated evolution of ice-rich permafrost lowlands under a warming climate

Jan Nitzbon et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (28 Oct 2020) by Christian Beer
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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (20 Nov 2020) by Christian Beer
AR by Jan Nitzbon on behalf of the Authors (20 Nov 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Nov 2020) by Christian Beer
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish as is (01 Feb 2021) by Christian Beer
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We used a numerical model to investigate how small-scale landscape heterogeneities affect permafrost thaw under climate-warming scenarios. Our results show that representing small-scale heterogeneities in the model can decide whether a landscape is water-logged or well-drained in the future. This in turn affects how fast permafrost thaws under warming. Our research emphasizes the importance of considering small-scale processes in model assessments of permafrost thaw under climate change.