Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 15, 479–484, 2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 479–484, 2021
Invited perspective article
01 Feb 2021
Invited perspective article | 01 Feb 2021

Invited perspective: What lies beneath a changing Arctic?

Jeffrey M. McKenzie et al.

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Groundwater is an underappreciated catalyst of environmental change in a warming Arctic. We provide evidence of how changing groundwater systems underpin surface changes in the north, and we argue for research and inclusion of cryohydrogeology, the study of groundwater in cold regions.