Climate change in the Arctic and Boreal region is unfolding faster than anywhere else on Earth, resulting in reduced Arctic sea ice, thawing of permafrost soils, decomposition of long- frozen organic matter, widespread changes to lakes, rivers, coastlines, and alterations of ecosystem structure and function. NASA's Terrestrial Ecology Program is conducting a major field campaign, the Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), in Alaska and western Canada, for 8 to 10 years, starting in 2015. ABoVE seeks a better understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and society to this changing environment.
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- New Terrestrial Ecology Program Manager: Hank Margolis
Posted: September 15, 2015
- ABoVE Press Release: NASA Arctic Field Campaign to Examine Ecosystem Impacts of Changing Climate
Posted: August 31, 2015
- Twenty-one new projects selected for the ABoVE Science Team
Posted: August 25, 2015
- ABoVE Science Cloud Webinar for ABoVE investigators: September 2nd at 3:00 PM EDT.
Posted: August 3, 2015
- First Science Team Meeting is planned for Sept 29-Oct 2, 2015
- Earth to Sky Climate Change Science and Communication - A Regional Approach - ALASKA October 14-16, 2015
Posted: June 29, 2015