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Vol. 48, No. 4, 2016

Can temperature extremes in East Antarctica be replicated from ERA Interim reanalysis? [open access]  
Aihong Xie, Shimeng Wang, Cunde Xiao, Shichang Kang, Juanxiao Gong, Minghu Ding, Chuanjin Li, Tingfeng Dou, Jiawen Ren, and Dahe Qin
A fuzzy logic based method for modeling the spatial distribution of indicators of decomposition in a high mountain environment  
Niels Hellwig, Kerstin Anschlag, and Gabriele Broll
Climate-growth relationships along a black spruce toposequence in interior Alaska  
Jane M. Wolken, Daniel H. Mann, Thomas A. Grant, III, Andrea H. Lloyd, T. Scott Rupp, and Teresa N. Hollingsworth
Spatiotemporal characteristics of seasonal snow cover in Northeast Greenland from in situ observations [open access]  
Stine Højlund Pedersen, Mikkel P. Tamstorf, Jakob Abermann, Andreas Westergaard-Nielsen, Magnus Lund, Kirstine Skov, Charlotte Sigsgaard, Maria Rask Mylius, Birger Ulf Hansen, Glen E. Liston, and Niels Martin Schmidt
Near-surface air temperature lapse rate over complex terrain in the Southern Ecuadorian Andes: implications for temperature mapping [open access]  
Mario Córdova, Rolando Célleri, Cindy J. Shellito, Johanna Orellana-Alvear, Andrés Abril, and Galo Carrillo-Rojas
Microbial community structure of subalpine snow in the Sierra Nevada, California  
Chelsea J. Carey, Stephen C. Hart, Sarah M. Aciego, Clifford S. Riebe, Molly A. Blakowski, and Emma L. Aronson
Sixty-five years of change in montane plant communities in western Colorado, U.S.A.  
Stephanie D. Zorio, Charles F. Williams, and Ken A. Aho
Climatology of the timing and duration of the near-surface soil freeze-thaw status across China  
Kang Wang, Tingjun Zhang, Hong Guo, and Huijuan Wang
Scaling thermal properties from the leaf to the canopy in the Alaskan arctic tundra [open access]  
Jessica T. Gersony, Case M. Prager, Natalie T. Boelman, Jan U. H. Eitel, Laura Gough, Heather E. Greaves, Kevin L. Griffin, Troy S. Magney, Shannan K. Sweet, Lee A. Vierling, and Shahid Naeem
Establishment of Nothofagus pumilio at upper treelines across a precipitation gradient in the northern Patagonian Andes  
Ana M. Srur, Ricardo Villalba, Milagros Rodríguez-Catón, Mariano M. Amoroso, and Eugenia Marcotti
Alfred Wegener: Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift, by Mott T. Greene [open access]   reviewed work
Adrian Howkins
Baffin Island: Field Research and High Arctic Adventure, 1961–1967, by Jack D. Ives [open access]   reviewed work
Raymond S. Bradley
Polar and Alpine Events Calendar [open access]