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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: 31 December 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. Primary production in the Sea of Okhotsk is largely supported by dissolved iron (dFe) transported by the Amur river, indicating the importance of dFe discharge from terrestrial environments. However, little is...

    Authors: Yuto Tashiro, Tetsuya Hiyama, Hironari Kanamori and Masayuki Kondo
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2024 11:17
  2. Snow is the most important component of the Arctic climatic and hydrological system and is directly vulnerable to climate change. In recent decades, observations have indicated significant decreases in the Arc...

    Authors: Hotaek Park, Youngwook Kim, Kazuyoshi Suzuki and Tetsuya Hiyama
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2024 11:13
  3. As a result of climate change, the pan-Arctic region has seen greater temperature increases than other geographical regions on the Earth’s surface. This has led to substantial changes in terrestrial ecosystems...

    Authors: Hiroki Mizuochi, Taiga Sasagawa, Akihiko Ito, Yoshihiro Iijima, Hotaek Park, Hirohiko Nagano, Kazuhito Ichii and Tetsuya Hiyama
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2024 11:9
  4. Thermokarst development is a topographic change in the landscape that is commonly associated with permafrost degradation in ice-rich permafrost regions. The Lena-Aldan interfluvial area in Central Yakutia in e...

    Authors: Takahiro Abe and Yoshihiro Iijima
    Citation: Progress in Earth and Planetary Science 2024 11:5
  5. 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