CliSAP successfully finished in 2018. Climate research continues in the Cluster of Excellence "CLICCS".

Winter is coming: KlimaCampus researchers return from Russia


The Siberian autumn is over and the beginning winter drives the last permafrost researchers from the KlimaCampus back to Germany: Time for a review of the successful expedition season 2011.

From April to September soil scientists, hydrologists and atmospheric scientists carried out research in the forests and peatlands of northwestern Russia, in the tundra of the Lena Delta and in the Indigirka floodplains.

Among other topics the scientists investigated carbon fluxes in the soil, carbon dioxide exchange between air and soil as well as the distribution and availability of nutrients in the so called permafrost polygons. These are mosaic-like structures resulting from continuous freezing and thawing.

You will find the detailed report of the scientists with photgraphs here.