Articles | Volume 15, issue 7
The Cryosphere, 15, 3423–3442, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3423-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 3423–3442, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-3423-2021

Research article 22 Jul 2021

Research article | 22 Jul 2021

Lateral thermokarst patterns in permafrost peat plateaus in northern Norway

Léo C. P. Martin et al.

Data sets

Research data for "Lateral thermokarst patterns in permafrost peat plateaus in northern Norway" Sebastian Westermann https://doi.org/10.11582/2021.00052

Model code and software

CryoGrid/CryoGrid3: Model setup for representing lateral thermokarst in a peat plateau Léo C. P. Martin; Jan Nitzbon; Moritz Langer; Sebastian Westermann https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4915955

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Short summary
It is important to understand how permafrost landscapes respond to climate changes because their thaw can contribute to global warming. We investigate how a common permafrost morphology degrades using both field observations of the surface elevation and numerical modeling. We show that numerical models accounting for topographic changes related to permafrost degradation can reproduce the observed changes in nature and help us understand how parameters such as snow influence this phenomenon.