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Periglacial Geomorphology

Else Kolstrup

in The Physical Geography of Western Europe

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199277759
eISBN:
9780191917639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199277759.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Physical Geography and Topography

Many present landscape elements in western and central Europe are to a large extent the result of periglacial processes that prevailed during cold periods more than 10,000 years ago. As with the ... More


Watershed Hydrology and Chemistry in the Alaskan Boreal Forest: The Central Role of Permafrost

Larry D. Hinzman and Kevin C. Petrone

in Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154313
eISBN:
9780197561928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154313.003.0023
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

Hydrological processes exert strong control over biological and climatic processes in every ecosystem. They are particularly important in the boreal zone, where the average annual temperatures of ... More


Climate and Permafrost Dynamics of the Alaskan Boreal Forest

Larry D. Hinzman and Leslie A. Viereck

in Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154313
eISBN:
9780197561928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154313.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

There are large climatic differences among the boreal regions of the world. The extreme continental climates of central Siberia, with a mean annual temperature of –11°C or colder and precipitation ... More


State Factor Control of Soil Formation in Interior Alaska

Edmond C. Packee and David K. Swanson

in Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154313
eISBN:
9780197561928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154313.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The most striking feature of Alaska’s boreal soils, compared to those from most other biomes, is the lack of significant soil development even though much of interior Alaska has not been glaciated ... More


Patterns of Biogeochemistry in Alaskan Boreal Forests

David W. Valentine and Knut Kielland

in Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154313
eISBN:
9780197561928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154313.003.0021
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

As the northernmost forest on Earth, boreal forests endure a combination of environmental challenges common only in subalpine forests elsewhere: extremely cold winters, short growing seasons, cold ... More


Climate Feedbacks in the Alaskan Boreal Forest

F. Stuart Chapin III and A. David McGuire

in Alaska's Changing Boreal Forest

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195154313
eISBN:
9780197561928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195154313.003.0026
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The boreal forest biome occupies an area of 18.5 million km2, which is approximately 14% of the vegetated cover of the earth’s surface (McGuire et al. 1995b). North of 50°N, terrestrial ... More


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