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Thermal bridging by Arctic shrubs

Shrubs act as thermal bridges to conduct heat through the tundra snowpack, fostering heat loss from the ground in winter and heat gain in the spring.

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Fig. 1: Shrubs above the snowpack at Trail Valley Creek in the Canadian Low Arctic.

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Loranty, M.M. Thermal bridging by Arctic shrubs. Nat. Geosci. 15, 515–516 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-022-00977-4

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