Figure : the-big-thaw

The Big Thaw

Figure 22.5


This figure appears in chapter 22 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/highlights/regions/alaska/graphics/big-thaw

Projections for average annual ground temperature at a depth of 3.3 feet over time if emissions of heat-trapping gases continue to grow (higher emissions scenario, A2), and if they are substantially reduced (lower emissions scenario, B1). Blue shades represent areas below freezing at a depth of 3.3 feet, and yellow and red shades represent areas above freezing at that depth, based on the GIPL 1.0 model. (Figure source: Permafrost Lab, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks).

When citing this figure, please reference Permafrost Lab, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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