News from AK CASC
Rappelling down rock cliffs, rafting across glacial lakes, and traversing icy crevasses ‚Äì it’s all part of the job for glaciologists monitoring glacial outburst floods in Alaska.
Come late May in southeast Alaska, AK CASC scientists Eran Hood and Gabriel Wolken have something unexpected on their minds: snow. Specifically, avalanches.
A new web-based tool will allow communities in Alaska and western Canada to see how global climate change could affect their regions.
A team in the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks created the tool, which transforms predictions from global climate models into more detailed information about local conditions.
David McGuire, the Principal Investigator of the Integrated Ecosystem Model (IEM) project and Amy Breen, a project manager and research professor affiliated with the IEM project, discuss the IEM project, its goals, and significance for studying and managing climate change in Alaska and Northwest Canada.