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Diminishing Arctic lakes

August 29, 2022

The Arctic is home to the largest surface water fraction of any terrestrial biome, containing thousands of low-lying lakes. Now, it appears that some Arctic lakes are drying due to rising air temperatures and autumn rains, causing permafrost to thaw and water bodies to drain.

Publication Year 2022
Title Diminishing Arctic lakes
DOI 10.1038/s41558-022-01466-7
Authors Rebecca A Finger-Higgens
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Nature Climate Change
Index ID 70236305
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Southwest Biological Science Center