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Published in Creating Tomorrow – Oct. 15, 2016 – When it comes right down to it, scientists and environmental engineers will tell you that nearly every ecosystem on Earth is driven by one simple thing: temperature.
Oceans, rivers, forests and deserts are a product of the chemical and biological processes that depend on a predictable mix of hot and cold. Even in the Arctic, where shallow soils are frozen most of the year, tiny variations in temperature can impact entire regions.
Utah State University
Arctic, Alaska, environmental engineering, temperature, ecosystem, climate change
USU College of Engineering, "Aggies in the Arctic: USU Environmental Engineers Decode Icy Watersheds | College of Engineering" (2016). College of Engineering News. 95.