Ambarchik video: Permafrost research at the Siberian arctic coast
January 25, 2018
The Arctic is warming due to climate change. What are the consequences for greenhouse gases in the atmosphere? Friedemann Reum and Mathias Goeckede from the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry want to find out. They measure greenhouse gas concentrations in the air on-site - in the remote locality Ambarchik, at the Siberian coast of the Arctic Ocean. With their data they calculate how much carbon dioxide and methane escapes from the permafrost soils of the Siberian Arctic into the atmosphere.
Measuring stations at Ambarchik (photo: Friedemann Reum)
More information on permafrost research at the MPI for Biogeochemistry