Stanford Arctic thawing detection tool

The San Francisco Chronicle
February 3, 2013

A Stanford geophysicist and his colleagues have developed a new system that should aid scientists trying to map the Arctic’s thawing permafrost, where greenhouse gases are escaping into the atmosphere from deep beneath the frozen soil.

Those gases speed the pace of global warming, and climate scientists working in the Arctic’s icy ground need to understand their sources and how those sources are spreading as the world’s climate changes.

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