Special Issue "Permafrost Landscape Response to Global Change II"

A special issue of Land (ISSN 2073-445X). This special issue belongs to the section "Land Systems and Global Change".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 983

Special Issue Editors

Melnikov Permafrost Institute, 677010 Yakutsk, Russia
Interests: permafrost landscape; climate change; landscape stability; permafrost monitoring; GIS; remote sensing
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Graduate School of Bioresources, Mie University, 1577 Kurimamachiya-cho, Tsu 514-8507, Japan
Interests: climatology; permafrost science
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the last Special Issue "Permafrost Landscape Response to Global Change" was launched, it has received active attention from many of our colleagues. Permafrost landscapes, which occupy about a quarter of the world's land area, have now changed their appearance and structure due to global changes in recent decades. Studying the characteristics of the reaction of permafrost landscapes to modern climate changes and anthropogenic impacts is an urgent problem in the contemporary world. Human adaptation to modern permafrost landscapes is necessary for the development of northern regions with a peculiar economy and culture. The solution to this problem is impossible without scientific research on theoretical aspects and new methods of studying the dynamics and response of permafrost landscapes, including monitoring observations, retrospective analysis, and predictive modelling of future development.

The new Special Issue still aims to provide a collection of papers on the following topics:

  • Theory and methodology of permafrost landscape studies.
  • Remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS) modelling in permafrost landscapes dynamics studies, including a new mapping method.
  • Monitoring, successions, transformation, and degradation of permafrost landscapes.
  • The current status of permafrost landscape change and related environmental issues, land use change.
  • Permafrost landscape sensitivity to climate change and anthropogenic impacts.
  • Retrospective analysis of permafrost landscape conditions in late Pleistocene and Holocene. Modelling of permafrost landscapes development in the future.
  • The adaptation of people to environmental changes in permafrost landscape.

Dr. Alexander N. Fedorov
Dr. Yoshihiro Iijima
Guest Editors

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  • permafrost landscape
  • classification and mapping
  • remote sensing and GIS analysis
  • sensitivity to climate change
  • transformation and degradation
  • retrospective analysis and modelling
  • adaptation

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Morphodynamic Types of the Laptev Sea Coast: A Review
Land 2023, 12(6), 1141; https://doi.org/10.3390/land12061141 - 29 May 2023
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The Laptev Sea coast has a unique high-latitude and dynamic landscape. The presence of low-temperature permafrost (below −7 °C) and its high ice content (up to 90%) determine a wide array of permafrost landforms and features. Under the actions of thermal abrasion and [...] Read more.
The Laptev Sea coast has a unique high-latitude and dynamic landscape. The presence of low-temperature permafrost (below −7 °C) and its high ice content (up to 90%) determine a wide array of permafrost landforms and features. Under the actions of thermal abrasion and thermal denudation, high rates of coastal retreat are evident within this region. Local differences in the geological structure and sea hydrodynamic conditions determine the diversity of this sea coast’s types. In this review, we present the results of a morphodynamic classification and segmentation of the Laptev Sea coast. The integrated approach used in the classification took into account the leading relief-forming processes that act upon this coastal zone. The research scale of 1:100,000 made it possible to identify and characterize the morphologies of the coast and their spatial distributions within the study area. The presented original classification can be considered to be universal for the eastern Arctic seas of Eurasia; it may be used as a basis for further scientific and applied research. Full article
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