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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 10, 2573-2588, 2016
http://www.the-cryosphere.net/10/2573/2016/
doi:10.5194/tc-10-2573-2016
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Research article
02 Nov 2016
Seasonal evolution of the effective thermal conductivity of the snow and the soil in high Arctic herb tundra at Bylot Island, Canada
Florent Domine et al.
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AR by Florent Dominé on behalf of the Authors (02 Sep 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (06 Sep 2016) by Mr Ross Brown
RR by Martin Schneebeli (19 Sep 2016)  
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (20 Sep 2016) by Mr Ross Brown  
AR by Florent Dominé on behalf of the Authors (06 Oct 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Oct 2016) by Mr Ross Brown  
AR by Florent Dominé on behalf of the Authors (13 Oct 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
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Short summary
The thermal conductivity (TC) of the snow and top soil greatly impacts the permafrost energy budget. We report the first winter-long monitoring of snow and soil TC in the high Arctic. The data and field observations show the formation of a highly insulating basal depth hoar layer overlaid by a more conductive wind slab. Detailed snow physics models developed for alpine snow cannot reproduce observations because they neglect the strong upward vertical water vapor flux prevailing in Arctic snow.
The thermal conductivity (TC) of the snow and top soil greatly impacts the permafrost energy...
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