The Alaska CSC is supporting a variety of projects aimed at understanding, predicting and adapting to the impacts of climate variability and climate change on Alaska's resources. Examples of these projects include:

The Alaska CSC sponsors a wide range of activities that connect climate science research and the needs of resource management across the region. Recent examples include:

  • Alaska Climate Downscaling Workshop: Jointly sponsored by the Alaska CSC and Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning, April 28-29, 2011.
  • Western Alaska Coastal Hazards Workshop: Jointly sponsored by the Alaska CSC, Alaska Ocean Observing System, and Western Alaska LCC, May 30-31, 2012.

In addition to the "fact sheets" offered above, here are some samples of the technical publications that are resulting from this work:

Gusmeroli, A. and Grosse, G., 2012. Ground penetrating radar detection of subsnow liquid overflow on ice-covered lakes in interior Alaska, the Cryosphere Discuss., 6, 3079-3099, doi:10.5194/tcd-6-3079-2012, 2012.

Post, A., O'Neel, S., Motyka, R., and Streveler, G, 2011, A complex relationship between calving glaciers and climate, EOS Transactions, American Geophysical Union, V. 92, No. 37, p. 305-6, doi:10.1029/2011EO370001.

Fellman, J. B., Nagorski, S., Pyare, S., Vermilyea, A. W., Scott, D. and Hood, E., 2013. Stream temperature response to variable glacier coverage in coastal watersheds of Southeast Alaska. Hydrol. Process. doi: 10.1002/hyp.9742.

As the Alaska CSC enters its third year in full operation, please check back for upcoming publications on permafrost change, water resources, glaciers, and other topics related to the management of Alaska's natural and cultural resources.


Science at the Alaska CSC