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Call for Papers: Water-carbon cycles and terrestrial changes in the Arctic and subarctic regions

Global warming accelerates Arctic sea ice retreat, which feeds back to significant changes in atmospheric-terrestrial water cycle in the Arctic and subarctic regions. These large-scale environmental changes alter the condition of surface water and vegetation, affecting spatiotemporal variations in greenhouse gases budget. To better understand water–carbon cycles in these regions, integrated studies on atmospheric–terrestrial water–carbon cycles are required.

In this special issue SPEPS, we thus invite authors to contribute latest researches or reviews focusing on atmospheric–terrestrial water and carbon cycles in the Arctic and subarctic regions. Studies aiming to reveal spatiotemporal variations in the atmospheric moisture transport, moisture flux convergence, precipitation, vegetation, permafrost degradation, greenhouse gas fluxes, and the Arctic river discharges and their impacts on peripheral seas are highly welcomed, including the future projections. Additionally, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary researches in cross-cutting with sociological studies are also welcomed. 

Submission start: 15 November 2022
Submission deadline: 29 February 2024

Editorial task team
Tetsuya Hiyama, Nagoya University
Tomonori Sato, Hokkaido University    
Kazuhito Ichii, Chiba University    
Hotaek Park, JAMSTEC    
David Gustafsson, SMHI   
*Yoshihiro Iijima, Mie University
 (*) Section Chief Editor, PEPS


  1. Together with rapid Arctic warming and sea ice decline, especially over the Barents–Kara seas (BKS), extreme cold winters have occurred frequently in mid-latitudes, particularly in Central Eurasia. A pattern w...

    Authors: Xiling Zhou, Tomonori Sato and Shixue Li
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2023 10:59