Summary and Outstanding Scientific Challenges for Land-Cover and Land-Use Research in the Arctic Region

  • Garik GutmanEmail author
  • Chris O. Justice


This chapter summarizes the volume content focusing on NASA LCLUC Program contribution to the IPY program, which has been completed. The volume is compilation of results of the most recent US and European studies on land-cover and land-use changes and their interactions with biogeochemical and water cycles, atmospheric aerosol, and human and wildlife populations in the Northern Eurasian Arctic. Emphasis of global change research in this region has traditionally focused on the processes of the biophysical systems. The papers presented in this volume extend this research, primarily addressing land cover but also some of the human-environment interactions in this region. Outstanding scientific challenges are outlined as they were discussed in each chapter.


Land Cover Siberian Stone Arctic Climate Impact Assessment Synthetic Aperture Radar Sensor Relevant Physical Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NASA HeadquartersWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of MarylandMarylandUSA

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