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Fire in the land of ice: Climatic drivers and feedbacks

Project description

Fires accelerate permafrost degradation in the Arctic

Record fires in 2019 and 2020 fires in the Arctic Circle caused carbon emissions inducing a serious climate warming feedback. The arctic-boreal region stores soil carbon locked in permafrost soils or perennially frozen ground. Fires accelerate permafrost degradation causing greenhouse gas emissions that can continue for several decades after the fire. The EU-funded FireIce project will examine feedbacks between climate warming and arctic-boreal fires, studying direct and longer-term carbon emissions from Siberian forest and tundra fires. The project will also explore the respective contribution of methane (CH4) from smouldering fires to fire emissions, as CH4 is more powerful than CO2 as a greenhouse gas and represents a small fraction of carbon emissions from fires.

Host institution

STICHTING VU
Net EU contribution
€ 2 371 691,00
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

STICHTING VU
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 2 371 691,00
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam

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Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00