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The Alaska Climate Science Center Acquires Advanced Ice and Snow Monitoring System


08/21/2012


Documenting the present state of snow, ice, and permafrost in Alaska is crucial for predicting and adapting to the significant climatic changes expected for this region.  As one response to this pressing need, the DOI/USGS Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) is acquiring a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system to support the gathering of spatially distributed observations of terrestrial snow, freshwater ice, permafrost, and glaciers in Alaska. This system will be cooperatively managed by the AK CSC and University of Alaska Fairbanks, and will be used collaboratively by multiple state, federal and academic institutions. Please contact AK CSC Director Steve Gray (sgray@usgs.gov) for additional details.