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A reality check from the Arctic for global warming deniers

Los Angeles Times Opinion (by Karen Klein) - I spent a few hours Wednesday in a boat on an Arctic lake with two UC Santa Barbara researchers.....while a cold rain fell steadily on us. The air temperature was a little over 45 degrees Fahrenheit, the lake water was about 6 degrees, and despite a good rain jacket and rain pants, I came out of the experience significantly dampened.

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Hayes, DJ; Kicklighter, DW; McGuire, AD; Chen, M; Zhuang, Q; Yan, F.; Melillo, JM; Wullschleger, SD. 2014. The impacts of recent permafrost thaw on land-atmosphere greenhouse gas exchange. Environmental Research Letters 9(4):045005, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/4/045005

Thomas, F; Giblin, AE; Cardon, ZG; Sievert, SM. 2014. Rhizosphere heterogeneity shapes abundance and activity of sulfur-oxidizing bacteria in vegetated salt marsh sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology 5:309, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00309.

Xu, H; Twine, TE; Yang, X. 2014. Evaluating Remotely Sensed Phenological Metrics in a Dynamic Ecosystem Model. Remote Sensing 6(6): 4660-4686, doi: 10.3390/rs6064660.

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