AGU Session H034: Coupled biogeochemical and hydrological processes in permafrost-affected landscape

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 13:15 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017 - 13:15

Esteemed colleagues, 
Abstract submission is now open for the 2017 AGU fall meeting. Please consider submitting an abstract to our session, H034: Coupled biogeochemical and hydrological processes in permafrost-affected landscapes. We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans!
~Josh Koch

H034: Coupled Biogeochemical and Hydrological Processes in Permafrost-Affected Landscapes

Session Description: The strong coupling between biogeochemical processes and hydrological flow and transport in permafrost environments is an important consideration for developing an integrated understanding of carbon and nutrient turnover and mobilization (including hydrologically driven imports and exports). Disturbances such as permafrost degradation and wildfire make an integrated understanding even more necessary, because disturbance can impose strong feedbacks between biogeochemical, hydrological, geomorphological, and plant processes. This session intends to bring together researchers involved with biogeochemical and hydrological studies in permafrost-affected systems to examine the breadth of critical zone function and to explore how coupled processes control spatial- and temporal-variability from micro-topographic to watershed scales. Studies that examine how hydrological flow and transport characteristics affect biogeochemical cycling are especially welcome.

Primary Convener:  Joshua C Koch, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK, United States
Conveners:  Ylva Sjöberg, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden; USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK, United States, David E Graham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Biosciences Division, Oak Ridge, TN, United States and Jeffrey M Heikoop, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Los Alamos, NM, United States
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Co-Organized with: Hydrology, and Biogeosciences

Cross-Listed: B - Biogeosciences | C - Cryosphere | GC - Global Environmental Change

Proposed Co-Organized Session with: B - Biogeosciences

Index Terms:

0414 Biogeochemical cycles, processes, and modeling [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0702 Permafrost [CRYOSPHERE]
1830 Groundwater/surface water interaction [HYDROLOGY]
1865 Soils [HYDROLOGY]

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