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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 12, 29-47, 2015
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Research article
06 Jan 2015
Distribution and biophysical processes of beaded streams in Arctic permafrost landscapes
C. D. Arp et al.
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RC C4441: 'Comments on bg-2014-340 (version 1)', Anonymous Referee #1, 15 Aug 2014 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
AC C6693: 'Response to BGD-11-C4441-2014', Chris Arp, 13 Nov 2014 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
RC C5894: 'review of Beaded Streams of Arctic permafrost landscapes', Anonymous Referee #2, 13 Oct 2014 Printer-friendly Version 
AC C6704: 'Response to BGD-11-C5894-2014', Chris Arp, 14 Nov 2014 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (26 Nov 2014) by Jorien Vonk  
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Short summary
Beaded streams have deep elliptical pools connected by narrow runs that we show are common landforms in the continuous permafrost zone. These fluvial systems often initiate from lakes and occur predictably in headwater portions of moderately sloping watersheds. Snow capture along stream courses reduces ice thickness allowing thawed sediment to persist under most pools. Interpool thermal variability and hydrologic regimes provide important aquatic habitat and connectivity in Arctic landscapes.
Beaded streams have deep elliptical pools connected by narrow runs that we show are common...