Alexandra Pongrácz

The arctic carbon puzzle

The Arctic has undergone unprecedented environmental changes in the past decade, and is currently the fastest warming region on the globe. But why should we care?

These regional changes can influence the entire planet through the complex interaction and feedbacks between the carbon and water cycles. My colleagues and I are using and developing a computer model to simulate how climate change will influence arctic ecosystems.

By developing lacking or overly simplified processes in the model we tackle one of the still missing pieces in the carbon puzzle: the role of the winter season in the Arctic carbon cycle.

Our aim is to be able to simulate arctic conditions with less uncertainty and get a better picture on climate change impact globally.


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Doctoral student at the Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

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