News from AK CASC

Shape our approach to Alaska Climate Adaptation Science: Become our Assistant Regional Administrator

By Mike Delue | February 15, 2023

UPDATE March 7th: The AK CASC Assistant Regional Administrator position announcement has closed. We’re excited to announce the hire of an Assistant Regional Administrator here at the Alaska CASC. The position, formerly known as the…

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Mapping the network of climate services in Alaska

By Molly Tankersley | October 12, 2018

Social network analysis is a research method used to study social structures by looking at nodes (individual actors, people, or things within the network) and the ties (relationships or interactions) that connect them.

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A season of research on glacier-dammed lakes

By Molly Tankersley | August 9, 2018

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.


Between the lines: Tree rings reveal avalanche history

By Molly Tankersley | June 21, 2018

Come late May in southeast Alaska, AK CASC scientists Eran Hood and Gabriel Wolken have something unexpected on their minds: snow. Specifically, avalanches.

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Web tool offers local climate information

By Molly Tankersley | June 6, 2018

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.

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Integrated Ecosystem Model

By IARC Web Design | April 12, 2018

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.