Thermokarst research gets attention

October 21, 2011


Ben Jones, Geophysical Institute doctoral student in the Snow, Ice and Permafrost group, is lead author of “Modern thermokarst lake dynamics in the continuous permafrost zone, northern Seward Peninsula, Alaska,” appearing in the Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences, volume 116. The article was also featured in the Editors’ Highlight section of the journal. 


Recognition of Jones’ research follows similar spotlighting of GI Research Assistant Professor Guido Grosse’s work just weeks ago. The Snow, Ice and Permafrost group’s NASA and National Science Foundation funded research of permafrost degradation and thermokarst lakes has resulted in data crucial to understanding the changing Arctic climate. 


JGR Editors Highlight can be found here.