Dr. Guido Grosse

Research Scientist

Guido Grosse
Division Geosciences | Periglacial Research | PETA-CARB - Rapid Permafrost Thaw in a Warming Arctic and Impacts on the Soil Organic Carbon Pool
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Email Guido Grosse
Phone +49(331)288-2150
Fax +49(331)288-2137
Address Alfred Wegener Institute
Telegrafenberg A43,
D-14473 Potsdam
(Room A45-108)

Research program

PACES II 1.3: Degrading permafrost landscapes; carbon, energy and water fluxes
PACES II 3.1: Circumpolar climate variability and global teleconnections at seasonal to orbital time scales


  • Principal Investigator: ERC Starting Grant PETA-CARB (2013-2018): Rapid Permafrost Thaw in a Warming Arctic and Impacts on the Soil Organic Carbon Pool:
    PETA-CARB Website
  • Affiliated Faculty, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks:
    GI UAF Permafrost Lab Website
  • Chair of the Thermokarst Working Group in the Permafrost Carbon Network (PCN):
    PCN Thermokarst Working Group Website
  • Co-Investigator: Towards a Circum-Arctic Lakes Observation Network (CALON) (NSF Arctic Observation Network)
  • Co-Investigator: Contributions of northern cold-climate peatlands and lakes to abrupt changes in atmospheric methane during the last deglaciation (NSF Paleo Perspectives in Climate Change)
  • Co-Investigator: Characterization of CH4 emissions from high latitude lakes in North America using multi-scale remote sensing (NASA Carbon Cycle Sciences)
  • Co-Chair AWI Remote Sensing of Polar Non-Glaciated Sensitive Environments (RESPONSE):
    RESPONSE Website

Research interests

Arctic terrestrial landscape dynamics; Remote sensing of permafrost regions; Permafrost thaw; Permafrost geomorphology and hydrology; High latitude soil carbon dynamics; GIS

Latest Publications

Recent Arctic tundra fire initiates widespread thermokarst development (2015)
Jones, Benjamin M.; Grosse, Guido; Arp, Christopher D.; Miller, Eric; Liu, Lin; Hayes, D.J.; Larsen, Christopher F.
hdl: 10013/epic.46179

Conference Item
Ground-Based Measurements and High Resolution Remote Sensing of Permafrost Thaw Subsidence on Yedoma Uplands in the Lena Delta Region (2015)
Günther, Frank; Grosse, Guido; Maksimov, Georgy T.; Nitze, Ingmar; Veremeeva, Aleksandra A.; Grigoriev, Mikhail N.
hdl: 10013/epic.46080

A simplified, data-constrained approach to estimate the permafrost carbon–climate feedback (2015)
Koven, Charles D.; Schuur, Edward. A. G.; Schädel, Christina; Bohn, Theodore; Burke, Eleanor; Chen, Guangsheng; Chen, Xiaodong; Ciais, Philippe; Grosse, Guido; Harden, Jennifer W.; Hayes, Daniel J.; Hugelius, Gustaf; Jafarov, Elchin E.; Krinner, Gerhard;
hdl: 10013/epic.46075

Thermokarst lake methanogenesis along a complete talik profile (2015)
Heslop, J. K.; Walter Anthony, Katey M.; Sepulveda-Jauregui, A.; Martinez-Cruz, K.; Bondurant, A.; Grosse, Guido; Jones, M. C.
hdl: 10013/epic.45850

Active Layer Stratigraphy and Organic Layer Thickness at a Thermokarst Site in Arctic Alaska Identified Using Ground Penetrating Radar (2015)
Gusmeroli, Alessio; Liu, Lin; Schaefer, Kevin; Zhang, Tingjun; Schaefer, Timothy; Grosse, Guido
hdl: 10013/epic.45784

Latest Datasets

Robust trends of Landscape Dynamics in the Arctic Lena Delta with dense Landsat time-series stacks, with links to GeoTIFFs (2015)
Nitze, Ingmar; Grosse, Guido

Corona Satellite Photo Mosaic: Northern Seward Peninsula (1962-06-28) (2015)
Grosse, Guido

Western Alaska Lake Database (2015)
Lindgren, Prajna R; Grosse, Guido; Romanovsky, Vladimir E

Western Alaska Lake Database: 2013-2014 (2015)
Lindgren, Prajna R; Grosse, Guido; Romanovsky, Vladimir E

Western Alaska Lake Database: 2000s (2015)
Lindgren, Prajna R; Grosse, Guido; Romanovsky, Vladimir E