The key objectives of PAGE21 are:
– to improve our understanding of the processes affecting the size of the arctic permafrost carbon and nitrogen pools through detailed field studies and monitoring, in order to quantify their size and their vulnerability to climate change,
– to produce, assemble and assess high-quality datasets in order to develop and evaluate representations of permafrost and related processes in global models,
– to improve these models accordingly,
– to use these models to reduce the uncertainties in feedbacks from arctic permafrost
– to global change, thereby providing the means to assess the feasibility of stabilization scenarios, and
– to ensure widespread dissemination of our results in order to provide direct input into the ongoing debate on climate-change mitigation.

Project Info

Project start: 2011

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