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Permafrost research (PAGE21) closes gap in our understanding of the climate system
November 7, 2011



What happens when the vast amounts of carbon in Arctic soils are released to the atmosphere? This is the central question the new four-year EU project PAGE21, headed by the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, intends to answer. To this end, field-researchers, operators of long term observatories and modellers from 18 partner institutions in the EU, including MPI-BGC, pool their expertise from various subjects. The scientists thus aim to deliver a valuable foundation for the United Nations 5th World Climate Report.

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