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  • Study: Fire hastens permafrost collapse in Arctic Alaska

    Photo shows a textured pattern of sunken tundra, with tiny islands of land surrounded by standing water.

    Permafrost degradation in northern Alaska.

    Photos by Christian Andresen, left, and Mark J. Lara


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Yaping Chen, email

    To reach Mark Lara, email

    To reach Feng Sheng Hu, email

    The paper “Thermokarst acceleration in Arctic tundra driven by climate change and fire disturbance” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2021.11.011