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Alaska CSC News

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AK CSC Sits Down with Alaska Girls on Ice Co-Director

FRI, MAY 1, 2015, 01:40 PM EST

Since Girls on Ice Alaska began in 2012, the AK CSC has been the primary supporter of the program and is looking forward to helping make another year of this innovative science outreach program possible. Read More >

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How Can We Use Climate Science to Answer Land Management Questions?

TUE, APRIL 21, 2015, 10:51 AM EST

For the past four years a team of nearly thirty scientists have been developing the Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska and Northwest Canada (IEM). When completed the model will simulate the effects of climate change on ecosystems and natural resources. Read More >

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Scientists Predict Gradual, Prolonged Permafrost Greenhouse Gas Emissions

THU, APRIL 9, 2015, 10:35 AM EST

A new scientific synthesis suggests a gradual, prolonged release of greenhouse gases from permafrost soils in Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, which may afford society more time to adapt to environmental changes. Read More >


Research Helps Climate Monitoring and Predictions in Alaska

TUE, MARCH 24, 2015, 01:43 PM EST

With support from the Alaska Climate Science Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers and collaborators created the geographic climate divisions, which describe zones that have broadly similar climate variations over time. Read More >


From Icefield to Ocean - What Glacier Change Might Mean for the Future of Alaska

WED, MARCH 18, 2015, 12:48 PM EST

Frozen bodies of ice cover nearly 10 percent of the state of Alaska, but the influence of glaciers on the environment, tourism, fisheries, hydropower, and other Alaska resources is rarely discussed. But a new article has started the conversation. Read More >

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Upcoming Webinar Will Highlight Icefield to Ocean Linkages Across the Northern Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest Ecosystem

MON, FEBRUARY 23, 2015, 03:58 PM EST

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Eran Hood (University of Alaska Southeast) and Shad O'Neel (USGS Alaska Science Center) will present a summary of the physical, chemical and biological linkages of the northern Pacific Coastal Temperate Rainforest ecosystem. Read More >

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AK CSC Designer & Team Receive International Vizzie Award

MON, FEBRUARY 23, 2015, 01:42 PM EST

A team of Alaska CSC supported communicators and researchers were recently recognized internationally in the Visualization Challenge Competition (Vizzies), cosponsored by Popular Science magazine and the National Science Foundation. Read More >

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Melting Glaciers Will Impact the Flow of Organic Carbon to Downstream Ecosystems

WED, JANUARY 21, 2015, 11:15 AM EST

The impact from melting glaciers due to climate change will be more complex than just causing changes to global sea-levels. Melting glaciers will potentially have a major impact on the flow of organic carbon to oceans around the world. Read More >


Secretary Jewell Announces New Research Projects at the Alaska Climate Science Center

THU, DECEMBER 18, 2014, 10:54 AM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Alaska Climate Science Center is awarding more than $500,000 for research to guide natural and cultural resource managers in helping wildlife and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Read More >

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USGS Scientists Investigate Current and Historical Winter Conditions in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta through Integration of Indigenous Knowledge, Snow and Water Chemistry Data

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12, 2014, 03:59 PM EST

Alaska Climate Science Center and USGS Alaska Science Center hydrologist Ryan Toohey has joined fellow USGS researchers Paul Schuster and Nicole Herman-Mercer in conducting an innovative project know as “Strategic Needs of Water on the Yukon” or SNOWY. Read More >

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Understanding Climate Change Impacts in the Aleutian Islands

WED, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014, 04:06 PM EST

In partnership with the Aleutian and Bearing Sea Islands LCC and the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS), the Alaska Climate Science Center will sponsor a community conversation on climate change in Unalaska, Alaska. Read More >

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Alaska Climate Science Center and USGS Scientists Publish Guidelines for the Collection of Water Temperature Data in Alaska

THU, AUGUST 28, 2014, 09:29 AM EST

Along with USGS colleagues Ed Neal and Gary Solin, AK CSC and Alaska Science Center hydrologist Ryan Toohey has published a new USGS open file report, "Guidelines for the Collection of Continuous Stream Water-Temperature Data in Alaska". Read More >

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Third National Climate Assessment Describes Current and Future Impacts of Climate Change on U.S.

TUE, MAY 6, 2014, 02:22 PM EST

The Third National Climate Assessment provides a comprehensive summary of climate change impacts on the U.S. The Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) was pleased to provide input and support on several sections of the NCA. Read More >


Apply for FY 2015 Research Funds from the Alaska CSC

TUE, APRIL 29, 2014, 11:13 AM EST

The USGS National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers are seeking Statements of Interest for funding in Fiscal Year 2015 for projects that support CSC/NCCWSC priority science needs. Read More >

Fire Science Talks April 2014

Alaska CSC Lead Scientist Discusses Fire Ecology

MON, MARCH 31, 2014, 12:39 PM EST

Jeremy Littell, Alaska Climate Science Center Lead Scientist, will present two talks for the Alaska Fire Science Consortium at the Spring Alaska Fire Science Workshop in Fairbanks, AK, April 2, 2014. Read More >

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AK CSC Researchers Find that Coastal and Interior Glaciers Respond Differently to Changes in Climate

TUE, FEBRUARY 18, 2014, 04:38 PM EST

Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and University of Alaska Southeast conducted a study on some of the longest paired glacier change and runoff records in Alaska and found surprising results. Read More >

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CSC Climate Research Featured in DOI Weekly Video

MON, DECEMBER 30, 2013, 03:34 PM EST

The Climate Science Centers (CSCs) and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) were recently featured in the Department of the Interior "This Week at Interior" video on December 20, 2013. Watch Video >

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Alaska CSC Releases Annual Report for 2012-2013

THU, DECEMBER 19, 2013, 02:32 PM EST

The 2012-2013 Annual Report for the AK CSC summarizes continued efforts to train early career scientists and provides updates on the AK CSC outreach efforts for innovative programs to encourage the next generation of scientists and decision makers. Read More >

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Interior Announces New 2013 Research Projects at the Alaska Climate Science Center

THU, DECEMBER 19, 2013, 12:49 PM EST

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Alaska Climate Science Center will share more than $130,000 with the Northwest CSC and North Pacific LCC for research to assist Native groups in planning for and adapting to climate change. Read More >

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New Paper on "Choosing and Using Climate-Change Scenarios for Ecological-Impact Assessments and Conservation Decisions"

FRI, DECEMBER 6, 2013, 06:04 PM EST

A new paper examines how to choose from myriad climate scenarios for things like impacts and/or vulnerability assessment. Jeremy Littell, Lead Research Scientist at the Alaska Climate Science Center, co-authored this research. Read More >

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AK CSC and UAF Water and Environmental Research Center Call for Student Research Proposals

FRI, DECEMBER 6, 2013, 09:50 AM EST

The Alaska Climate Science Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Water and Environmental Research Center are inviting proposals related to water resource research in Alaska from graduate and undergraduate student researchers. Due January 3, 2014! Read More >

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Alaska CSC Participates in Fall 2013 American Geophysical Union Meeting

WED, DECEMBER 4, 2013, 11:20 AM EST

If you are traveling to the Fall 2013 AGU Meeting in San Fransisco, don't miss the many presentations from the Alaska Climate Science Center staff and researchers! Read More >

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AK CSC Director Travels to the Pacific Islands to Present "Linking Climate Impacts Science and Resource Management: Examples from the Last Frontier"

TUE, OCTOBER 29, 2013, 09:19 AM EST

Dr. Steve Gray, Alaska Climate Science Center Director, will travel to The University of Hawaii at Manoa and at Hilo to give seminars on "Linking Climate Impacts Science and Resource Management: Examples from the Last Frontier". Read More >


AK CSC Project Researcher Featured in Weather Channel Series, "Tipping Points"

MON, OCTOBER 21, 2013, 05:10 PM EST

University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor, Vladimir Romanovsky, is featured in the new Weather Channel Series, "Tipping Points". Dr. Romanovsky is a lead researcher for the AK CSC Integrated Ecosystem Model Project. Read More >

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AK CSC Director and NCCWSC Chief Present "Applying Climate Impacts Science" on Oct 23

MON, OCTOBER 21, 2013, 09:52 AM EST

On Wednesday, October 23, AK CSC Director, Steve Gray and NCCWSC Chief, Doug Beard, will conduct a presentation on "Applying Climate Impacts Science for Resource Management, Planning and Adaptation" in Anchorage, AK (and via webex). Read More >

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"Hands-on Discovery in Portage Valley" - AK CSC Affiliates' Research Featured by Alaska Public Media

THU, OCTOBER 17, 2013, 12:11 PM EST

Douglas Causey, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and Maio Nishkian, Alaska Climate Science Center fellow, were recently featured in a radio interview by Alaska Public Media. Read More >


Joint Western Alaska LCC and Alaska CSC Projects Featured in Senate Testimony

SUN, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013, 06:06 PM EST

On Friday, September 13, Senator Mark Begich held a hearing in Anchorage, Alaska which featured testimony by Dr. Thomas Ravens from the University of Alaska Anchorage, whose work is funded by the Western Alaska LCC and the Alaska Climate Science Center. Read More >


Alaska CSC Releases Annual Report for 2011-2012

THU, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013, 09:24 AM EST

Check out the new AK CSC Annual Report for 2011-2012 to learn more about the research projects, outreach initiatives, and innovative programs at the Alaska Climate Science Center. Read More >

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DOI Secretary to Visit the Pacific Islands and Alaska Climate Science Centers

THU, AUGUST 29, 2013, 12:21 PM EST

Secretary Sally Jewell is planning to visit the Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) on Tuesday, September 3 and the Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (PI CSC) on Wednesday, September 4. Read More >


Climate Science Centers Host Special Session at Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting

TUE, AUGUST 13, 2013, 12:09 PM EST

Staff and collaborators from the DOI/USGS Climate Science Centers (CSCs) hosted a special session on supporting resource management in the face of climate change during the recent Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Read More >