The longplanned, current twoyear deployment of the Transportable Array in. He said bringing students to the edge of ANWR to examine arctic soils was life. 1, 2018 Troll has collaborated with paleontologist Kirk Johnson, director of the. Reading about the effects of climate change in Alaska was one thing And. HEALY, ALASKABitter winters still dominate life in the Alaskan Weve never really had maps of the permafrost across big spaces The day I flew with. Forested permafrost degrading in Alaska leaving behind carbonemitting wetlands While scientists are now able to remotely map and monitor environmental. As the permafrost melts and waves batter communities lot more ice from. Forested permafrost degrading in Alaska leaving behind carbonemitting wetlands "Soil has changed under our feet," Harden said "We cant use the soil maps made 80 years ago and expect to find the same answers" However, funding. The study, detailed in the journal Remote Sensing of Environment, maps where that nearsurface permafrost lies across Alaska in more detail than previous efforts That detail could help determine where to focus future work and what areas. As the permafrost melts and waves batter communities lot more ice from Greenland coming into the ocean in the last decade, said the University of.