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Co-chairs: Stephan Gruber (Carleton University)

Christopher Burn (Carleton University)


Permafrost thaw, the gradual melt of subsurface ice that often has existed for centuries or millennia, causes significant and diverse impacts as well as feedback to global climate. This session focuses on permafrost thaw and its consequences by inviting contributions to better understanding or predicting ice in the ground, its changes over time and the consequences of those changes. This includes the characterisation of permafrost and detection of ground ice, monitoring of permafrost change, prediction of permafrost change, hazards and impacts associated with permafrost thaw and adaptation to permafrost thaw.