Our ambitious tasks will benefit from existing collaborations and from activities already funded and under way. The ADAPT project, funded by the Canadian NSERC, supports several of our Canadian partners and is devoted to permafrost, but its main focus is on water motion while APT is mostly devoted to snow-vegetation interactions, energy budget and OM fate. Other funding sources include ANR (G. Picard) and Arcticnet (I. Laurion). The involvement and funding status of each partner in the project is listed in the Table below.
Build and deploy snow and permafrost thermal instruments in taiga.
Perform field work at 3 subarctic and arctic sites, analyze data.IPEV + NSERC
Deploy snow optical instruments.Foundation BNP Parisbas
Improve snow physics model crocus.Foundation BNP Parisbas
Improve LSM ISBA
Perform model runs to predict permafrost thermal regime and OM fateFoundation BNP Parisbas
Investigate vegetation assemblages, as related to snow properties.ADAPT
Soil physical properties, OM in soil.ADAPT
Measure GHG emissions by wetlands.ADAPT
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Microwave remote sensing of soil freezing, including the use of the SMAP satellite.NSERC
Measure GHG emissions by aquatic systems.ARTICNET
The synergies between the
various projects are detailed
in the diagram below.
The main deliverables will be: (a) a well-organized data set that will be made available to modelers, including those in sister projects; (b) an improved understanding of physical and biological processes and of their interactions, leading to parameterizations usable in models; (c) improved and well validated land surface modules for snow properties, soil thermal properties, permafrost thermal regime and GHG emissions; (d) Model outputs on permafrost thermal regime, allowing predictions of thawing, and on GHG emissions, which can be included in future climate scenarios.