Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Research article
 | Highlight paper
28 Mar 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 28 Mar 2022

Strong increase in thawing of subsea permafrost in the 22nd century caused by anthropogenic climate change

Stiig Wilkenskjeld, Frederieke Miesner, Paul P. Overduin, Matteo Puglini, and Victor Brovkin


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'peer review comment on tc-2021-231', Alexey V. Eliseev, 16 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Stiig Wilkenskjeld, 28 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on tc-2021-231', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Stiig Wilkenskjeld, 28 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (02 Nov 2021) by Christian Hauck
AR by Stiig Wilkenskjeld on behalf of the Authors (22 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Dec 2021) by Christian Hauck
RR by Alexey V. Eliseev (04 Jan 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (02 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (02 Feb 2022) by Christian Hauck
AR by Stiig Wilkenskjeld on behalf of the Authors (14 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Thawing permafrost releases carbon to the atmosphere, enhancing global warming. Part of the permafrost soils have been flooded by rising sea levels since the last ice age, becoming subsea permafrost (SSPF). The SSPF is less studied than the part on land. In this study we use a global model to obtain rates of thawing of SSPF under different future climate scenarios until the year 3000. After the year 2100 the scenarios strongly diverge, closely connected to the eventual disappearance of sea ice.