ARCTIC HYDROLOGY

Engineering challenges of warming

Observations reveal recent Arctic warming, but future societal impacts are poorly understood. Now research identifies potential abrupt thaw-driven soil moisture shifts, with consequences for northern development including more intense wildfires and rainfall.

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Fig. 1: Schematic of processes triggering Arctic regime shifts.

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Kurylyk, B.L. Engineering challenges of warming. Nat. Clim. Chang. 9, 807–808 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0612-8

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