Quantifying Uncertainty in the Permafrost Carbon Feedback

NASA logoNASA Terrestrial Ecology Program


To quantify carbon dioxide and methane emissions from thawing permafrost


Kevin Schaefer is the PI, and Tingjun Zhang and Lori Bruhwiler (NOAA) are Co-Investigators.

Project Summary

We are using the Simple Biosphere/Carnegie-Ames-Stanford Approach (SiBCASA) land surface model to make projections of permafrost degradation and emissions of CO2 and methane from thawing permafrost. We are studying the strength, timing, and dynamics of the permafrost carbon feedback.

Contact NSIDC User Services for more information.