On Sunday, August 30, 2015 from 2:00pm - 4:30pm, the DOI Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) will co-host a Climate Science Expo on "How Climate Change Impacts the Alaskan Arctic".
While Alaska burns, researchers grapple with how fire will shape the boreal forest in the future.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.