NGEE Arctic: Understanding and predicting high-latitude feedbacks to climate

The Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE Arctic) is a long-term project to develop predictive understanding of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems, develop site to global-scale models of these processes, and improve predictive capability for estimating feedbacks with climate. The project uses experiments, observations, synthesis of existing information, and models that span a range of mechanistic detail. An important goal is integration of these model formulations into the DOE E3SM land model (ELM) for large-scale uncoupled and coupled (with the atmosphere) simulations. In our group we also develop detailed and more mechanistic representations of soil biogeochemistry, plant processes, and thermal and hydrological dynamics.