News from AK CASC

Scientists assess future landslide risk in Alaska’s national parks

By Mike Delue | April 5, 2023

Original article by Heather McFarland The Pretty Rocks landslide, spurred by greater warmth and rainfall, will force Denali National Park’s main access road to close at the halfway point in 2023 for the second full…

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Eye in the sky: Environmental monitoring with drones

By Molly Tankersley | May 14, 2019

AK CASC’s Christian Kienholz taught a class at the UAS titled “Using Drones for Environmental Monitoring.” With Eran Hood and Gabriel Wolken, he trained students to use drones for aerial mapping.

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What does drought look like in Southeast Alaska?

By Molly Tankersley | May 9, 2019

The term drought brings to mind cracked ear,forest fires, and empty river beds, but at the Southeast Alaska Drought Workshop held in Juneau this week, a different type of drought was discussed.

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Coastal communities plan for climate change at AK CASC workshop

By Molly Tankersley | April 25, 2019

Last week, fourteen representatives from five tribes traveled to Fairbanks for a three-day knowledge-sharing workshop on a topic they are reckoning with daily: climate change.


Planning for wildfire: Jeremy Littell highlights solutions in two new publications

By Molly Tankersley | March 29, 2019

Understanding the climatic conditions that influence wildfire patterns can improve our ability to predict the occurrence and severity of future wildfires.

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The climate communication challenge

By Molly Tankersley | February 20, 2019

Where does one start when tackling the thorny challenge of talking about climate change? AK CASC staff and researchers held an interactive seminar at the 2019 Alaska Forum on the Environment in Anchorage last week.