Soil processes in cold-climate environments
Soil processes in cold-climate environments
Editor(s): M. Oliva, P. Pereira, J. Bockheim, and A. Navas
The aim of the Special Issue is to bring to light the state of progress in knowledge of soils in cold-climate environments, with a focus both on present and past soil processes. In these areas, soils play a decisive role on the environmental dynamics (e.g permafrost, carbon and methane stock). Some of these areas have experienced very significant warming trends during the last decades. These changes may produce direct or indirect severe impacts on soil properties (e.g permafrost thawing, forest fires).

For this Special Issue we invite contributions from a wide range of disciplines and research topics inside the scope of Solid Earth. These topics include:

- Analysis of soil properties (micromorphology, mineralogy, nutrients); - Paleosoils and sediments: a source of palaeoenvironmental information; - Effects of fires in soil properties; - Soil temperatures in seasonal frost environments; - Active layer/permafrost dynamics.

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10 Sep 2014
Degradation of buried ice and permafrost in the Veleta cirque (Sierra Nevada, Spain) from 2006 to 2013 as a response to recent climate trends
A. Gómez-Ortiz, M. Oliva, F. Salvador-Franch, M. Salvà-Catarineu, D. Palacios, J. J. de Sanjosé-Blasco, L. M. Tanarro-García, J. Galindo-Zaldívar, and C. Sanz de Galdeano
Solid Earth, 5, 979–993,,, 2014
08 Sep 2014
Evaluating the importance of surface soil contributions to reservoir sediment in alpine environments: a combined modelling and fingerprinting approach in the Posets-Maladeta Natural Park
L. Palazón, L. Gaspar, B. Latorre, W. H. Blake, and A. Navas
Solid Earth, 5, 963–978,,, 2014
01 Sep 2014
Sedimentological characteristics of ice-wedge polygon terrain in Adventdalen (Svalbard) – environmental and climatic implications for the late Holocene
M. Oliva, G. Vieira, P. Pina, P. Pereira, M. Neves, and M. C. Freitas
Solid Earth, 5, 901–914,,, 2014
30 Jul 2014
Thermal characterization of the active layer at the Limnopolar Lake CALM-S site on Byers Peninsula (Livingston Island), Antarctica
M. A. de Pablo, M. Ramos, and A. Molina
Solid Earth, 5, 721–739,,, 2014
29 Jul 2014
Microbial biomass and basal respiration of selected Sub-Antarctic and Antarctic soils in the areas of some Russian polar stations
E. Abakumov and N. Mukhametova
Solid Earth, 5, 705–712,,, 2014
10 Jul 2014
Factors controlling the geochemical composition of Limnopolar Lake sediments (Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, South Shetland Island, Antarctica) during the last ca. 1600 years
A. Martínez Cortizas, I. Rozas Muñiz, T. Taboada, M. Toro, I. Granados, S. Giralt, and S. Pla-Rabés
Solid Earth, 5, 651–663,,, 2014
01 Jul 2014
Permafrost-affected soils and their carbon pools with a focus on the Russian Arctic
S. Zubrzycki, L. Kutzbach, and E.-M. Pfeiffer
Solid Earth, 5, 595–609,,, 2014
11 Jun 2014
Variations of soil profile characteristics due to varying time spans since ice retreat in the inner Nordfjord, western Norway
A. Navas, K. Laute, A. A. Beylich, and L. Gaspar
Solid Earth, 5, 485–498,,, 2014
11 Apr 2014
Short-term changes in soil Munsell colour value, organic matter content and soil water repellency after a spring grassland fire in Lithuania
P. Pereira, X. Úbeda, J. Mataix-Solera, M. Oliva, and A. Novara
Solid Earth, 5, 209–225,,, 2014
20 Nov 2013
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Paleosols in the Transantarctic Mountains: indicators of environmental change
J. G. Bockheim
Solid Earth, 4, 451–459,,, 2013
01 Dec 2014
Preface: Soil processes in cold-climate environments
M. Oliva, P. Pereira, J. Bockheim, and A. Navas
Solid Earth, 5, 1205–1208,,, 2014
27 May 2015
Soil–landform–plant-community relationships of a periglacial landscape on Potter Peninsula, maritime Antarctica
E. L. Poelking, C. E. R. Schaefer, E. I. Fernandes Filho, A. M. de Andrade, and A. A. Spielmann
Solid Earth, 6, 583–594,,, 2015
21 Dec 2014
Active-layer thermal monitoring on the Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, maritime Antarctica
R. F. M. Michel, C. E. G. R. Schaefer, F. M. B. Simas, M. R. Francelino, E. I. Fernandes-Filho, G. B. Lyra, and J. G. Bockheim
Solid Earth, 5, 1361–1374,,, 2014
16 Dec 2014
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in post-fire soils of drained peatlands in western Meshchera (Moscow region, Russia)
A. Tsibart, A. Gennadiev, T. Koshovskii, and A. Watts
Solid Earth, 5, 1305–1317,,, 2014
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