Cryospheric and Polar Processes Seminar: Drew Slater
Will the Terrestrial Arctic turn to Mush?
By Dr. Drew Slater - NSIDC/CIRES, University of Colorado Boulder
Projections regarding the future of permafrost in the terrestrial Arctic have been many and varied, with some debate having occurred in the literature. How can we interpret various results, what can we learn about our models and how does that inform us about future directions? These matters will be investigated using results from the CMIP5 models (as used in the IPCC reports) and provide us with insights regarding model and data needs.