Contents

Preface Permafrost Chapter 1

Chapter 2 Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5 Chapter 6

Glaciers Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Geotechnical Considerations and Technical Solutions for Infrastructure in Mountain Permafrost

Lukas U. Arenson, Marcia Phillips and Sarah M. Springman

Permafrost Modeling in Weather Forecasts and Climate Projections Nicole Molders and Gerhard Kramm

Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria in Permafrost: Isolation, Biodiversity, Phenotypic and Genotypic Analysis

Sofia Mindlin, Mayya Petrova, Zhosefine Gorlenko, Vera Soina, Natalia Khachikian and Ekaterina Karaevskaya

Similarities Between the Recent Permafrost in North-Western Canada and the Pleistocene Relict Cryogenic Forms in Central Europe (Hungary)

Akos Szabolcs Fabian, Janos Kovacs, Charles Tarnocai and Gabor Varga

Periglacial Landforms and Processes on Disko Island, Greenland Jacob C. Yde

Mountain Permafrost Degradation in the Nepal Himalayas and the

Russia Altai Mountains

Kotaro Fukui and Yoshiyuki Fujii

The Former Glaciation of High- (Tibet) and Central Asia and its Global Climatic Impact - an Ice Age Theory With A Remark on Potential Warmer Climatic Cycles in the Future Matthias Kuhle

Fungi in High Arctic Glaciers

Lorena Butinar, Silva Sonjak and Nina Gunde-Cimerman vii 1

147 161

163 237

Chapter 9 The Expansion of Supraglacial Lakes in the Himalayas: Its History and Mechanisms 265

Kazuhisa A. Chikita

Chapter 10 Surge-Type Glaciers on Disko Island, Greenland 283

Jacob C. Yde and N. Tvis Knudsen

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