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30 January 2006

Overview of Frozen
Ground Research Published

NSIDC scientist Tingjun Zhang's invited overview of snow cover and frozen ground was published December 31, 2005, in the journal Reviews of Geophysics.

"Influence of the Seasonal Snow Cover on the Ground Thermal Regime: An Overview," provides a synthesis of current scientific understanding of the affect of snow cover on frozen ground. Zhang's article synthesizes a complicated issue and collects the pertinent research into a single source.

One of the reasons for the article's significance is that it underscores the increasing importance of frozen ground in today's changing world.

Details about the article may be found at