The compilation of scientific publications and case studies on the ratio and extent of methane's impact on permafrost among other greenhouse gases
Methane and other greenhouse gases affect permafrost indirectly through their impact on climate. Climate change due to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions is the main cause of permafrost melting. Rising air temperature affects the surface temperature of the ground and soils, the hydrological cycle, the intensity of vegetation cover and other elements of the permafrost ecosystem, each of which has an impact on the state of permafrost.
The examples of research works on the influence of the anthropogenic factor on permafrost degradation
1.Attribution of historical near-surface permafrost degradation to Attribution of historical near-surface permafrost degradation to anthropogenic greenhouse gas warming (2020). Journal: Environmental Research Letter
1.Attribution of historical near-surface permafrost degradation to anthropogenic greenhouse gas warming (2020). Journal: Environmental Research Letter.
1. Geological methane emissions and wildfire risk in the degraded permafrost area of the Xiao Xing’an Mountains, China. Researchers examined the methane emission ratio of permafrost degradation and wildfire.
A brief overview of trends in permafrost: Currently, the main international trend in permafrost protection is to monitor and obtain up-to-date scientific data on permafrost. Cryolithozone (permafrost) covers 65% of Russia's territory. It is a huge in area geological body of rocks of different composition and genesis with negative temperature. One part is perennially frozen and contains ice-cement, thin ice interlayers. The other part contains unfrozen solutions of various chemical composition.