Thawing Peatlands, Alaska

A field of peatland surrounded by spruce and other understory plants in Alaska. Mountains can be seen in the background.

Detailed Description

Cores were collected from various areas of thawing permafrost-peatlands in Alaska. Permafrost thaw results in ground subsidence and inundation that kills black spruce and other understory plants living on the permafrost plateau. 


Image Dimensions: 3264 x 2448

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Location Taken: AK, US