GeoWednesday: Tundra meets atmosphere — understanding the carbon and energy exchange.

Welcome to November's GeoWednesday.

Tundra.

Tundra environments found at high latitudes and altitudes play a special role in the global carbon and water cycles. Due to the often cold and waterlogged soil conditions, some of these areas have been accumulating carbon for centuries or millennia, forming large carbon pools that could be released back to the atmosphere upon climate warming. This talk will discuss how we monitor such land-atmosphere interactions.

Norbert Pirk is a researcher at the Department of Geosciences in the section of Geography and Hydrology. His research focuses on understanding surface gas and energy exchange in arctic and alpine environments.

The event will be live streamed.

Published Nov. 11, 2021 8:27 AM - Last modified Nov. 25, 2021 9:23 AM