SES organises a talk by Dr Oliver Sonnentag

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Tuesday, 27 November 2018
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Tuesday, 27 November 2018
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SES organises a talk by Dr Oliver Sonnentag
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School of Environmental Sciences

Jawaharlal Nehru University


Cordially invites you to a talk on


Changing land-atmosphere interaction ofthawing boreal forest landscapes innorthwestern Canada


Dr Oliver Sonnentag, PhD

Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Atmospheric Biogeosciences of High Latitudes

Université de MontréalDépartement de géographie


27thNovember 2018 (Tuesday)3:30pm

Amrita Devi Bishnoi Seminar Hall, SES.



Abstract:Given their large areal coverage, high carbon densities, and unique land surface properties and disturbance regimes (e.g., wildfires), the world’s boreal forests are integral components of the global and regional climate systems. A large portion of boreal forests contains permafrost. In northwestern Canada, the northernmost boreal forests grow on cold and thick continuous permafrost. More southerly boreal forests occur in areas with discontinuous and sporadic permafrost. Using satellite remote sensing in combination with micrometeorological measurements,I will discuss howrapidly changing permafrost conditions affect boreal forest cover along thesouthern limit of permafrost, and how thaw-induced boreal forest cover lossaffects land-atmosphere interactions in the southern Taiga Plains ecozone,Northwest Territories.