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Title: Depth-Resolved Physicochemical Characteristics of Active Layer and Permafrost Soils in an Arctic Polygonal Tundra Region

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ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [1];  [3]; ORCiD logo [2];  [4]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA USA
  2. Energy Geosciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA USA
  3. Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley CA USA, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley CA USA
  4. College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley CA USA, Now at San Francisco Estuary Institute, Richmond CA USA
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1434798
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1434799; OSTI ID: 1477276
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Geophysical Research. Biogeosciences Journal Volume: 123 Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2169-8953
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; polygonal ground; active layer; permafrost; physical properties; pore water chemistry; hydraulic conductivity

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Wu, Yuxin, Ulrich, Craig, Kneafsey, Timothy, Lopez, Robin, Chou, Chunwei, Geller, Jil, McKnight, Katie, Dafflon, Baptiste, Soom, Florian, Peterson, John, and Hubbard, Susan. Depth-Resolved Physicochemical Characteristics of Active Layer and Permafrost Soils in an Arctic Polygonal Tundra Region. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1002/2018JG004413.
Wu, Yuxin, Ulrich, Craig, Kneafsey, Timothy, Lopez, Robin, Chou, Chunwei, Geller, Jil, McKnight, Katie, Dafflon, Baptiste, Soom, Florian, Peterson, John, & Hubbard, Susan. Depth-Resolved Physicochemical Characteristics of Active Layer and Permafrost Soils in an Arctic Polygonal Tundra Region. United States. doi:10.1002/2018JG004413.
Wu, Yuxin, Ulrich, Craig, Kneafsey, Timothy, Lopez, Robin, Chou, Chunwei, Geller, Jil, McKnight, Katie, Dafflon, Baptiste, Soom, Florian, Peterson, John, and Hubbard, Susan. Wed . "Depth-Resolved Physicochemical Characteristics of Active Layer and Permafrost Soils in an Arctic Polygonal Tundra Region". United States. doi:10.1002/2018JG004413.
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