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Department
Geography
Course
GPHY 102
Professor
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Semester
Winter

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Watershed biogeochemistry in cold but warming regions Why study the arctic? Global annual average temperature has changed.­warmer  The most exchange is happening in Arctic  Permafrost: not so rock solid anymore  Ice wedge, active flayer detachment  Warming and Slope stability Big rainfall, the soil moves down slopes  Climate change will alter:  Precipitation amounts, type and timing Runoff volumes and timing, sub surface flow Biogeochemistry  Why does arctic biogeochemistry matter? Local importance: water quality, fisheries  Global importance: feedback on global cycle and climate  Nitrate: An important nutrient.  Nitrate and other stuff g
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