Downscaled temperature and precipitation are two of several data products developed by the IEM. These were generated from the CMIP5 GISS-E2-R Model for the RCP 8.5 scenario.

A new report produced by members of the Integrated Ecosystem Model research team describes the progress of the IEM project between January 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014. Read more about New Report Highlights Progress and Sample Data Products from the Integrated Ecosystem Model

Videos of presentations from the Climate, Conservation, and Community in Alaska and Northwest Canada Conference are now available Read more about Videos Now Available from the Climate, Conservation, and Community in Alaska and Northwest Canada Conference

A team of scientists created 13 climate divisions for Alaska, regions that have broadly similar climate variations over time.

Is it going to be a busy fire season, or will it be wet in Alaska this summer? New geographic climate divisions for Alaska can help answer these questions. Read more about Research helps climate monitoring and predictions in Alaska

(a) Glacier runoff emanating from the terminus of Mendenhall Glacier, Alaska (Photograph: Rob Spencer). (b)Meares Glacier terminus and fjord, Prince William Sound, Alaska, (Photograph: USGS) showing forested hillslopes above the glacier (c) mixing of ocean and silt-laden water in Berners Bay, Alaska (Photograph: Kevin White). (d) Mother and pup harbor seals hauled out on icebergs calved from McBride Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Photograph: Jamie Womble).

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 important Alaska resources is rarely discussed.

But a new article published this week in the journal BioScience has started the conversation. Read more about From Icefield to Ocean - What Glacier Change Might Mean for the Future of Alaska

During 2015, Alaska Climate Science Center researchers across several disciplines have produced many new publications:

Hood, E, Battin, TJ, Fellman, J, O’Neel, S, and Spencer, RGM. 2015. Storage and release of organic carbon from glaciers and ice sheets. Nature Geoscience. 8: 91–96. doi:10.1038/ngeo2331 Read more about 2015 Publications from AK CSC Researchers

During 2014, Alaska Climate Science Center researchers across several disciplines have produced many new publications:

Bennett, KE and Walsh, JE. 2014. Spatial and temporal changes in indices of extreme precipitation and temperature for Alaska. International Journal of Climatology. doi: 10.1002/joc.4067    Read more about 2014 Publications from AK CSC Researchers

From Icefield to Ocean Poster

Kristin Timm, a designer with the Interior Department's Alaska Climate Science Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning, is among 10 designers who were recently recognized internationally for excellence in science communication.

Cosponsored by Popular Science magazine and the National Science Foundation, the Visualization Challenge competition — the Vizzies — recognizes some of the best scientific photos, videos, posters and illustrations produced each year. Read more about AK CSC Designer to receive international Vizzie award

Worthington Glacier, near Valdez, Alaska (Photo by Z. Polly).

Melting glaciers are not just impacting sea level, they are also affecting the flow of organic carbon to the world’s oceans, according to new research that provides the first ever global-scale estimates for the storage and release of organic carbon from glaciers.

The research, published in the Jan. 19 issue of Nature Geoscience, is crucial to better understand the role glaciers play in the global carbon cycle, especially as climate warming continues to reduce glacier ice stores and release ice-locked organic carbon into downstream freshwater and marine ecosystems. Read more about Melting Glaciers Increase the Flow of Carbon to Downstream Ecosystems

Research Will Provide Land and Wildlife Managers with Tools to Adapt to Climate Change

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior’s Alaska Climate Science Center is awarding more than $500,000 to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Read more about Secretary Jewell Announces New Wildlife and Climate Studies at the Alaska Climate Science Center

Melting glaciers, shifting wildlife populations and warming stream temperatures are just a few of the critical natural resources that will be discussed at the Climate, Conservation, and Community in Alaska and Northwest Canada conference being held Nov. 4-5 at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage, Alaska. Read more about Conference examines climate pressures on Alaska’s resources

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New Report Available

New report highlights progress and sample data products from the Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska and Northwest Canada

New AK CSC Publication in BioScience

From Icefield-to-Ocean - What might glacier change mean for the future of Alaska?

New Publication

AK CSC research helps improve climate monitoring and prediction in Alaska through the development of climate divisions.

Videos Now Available

Videos of presentations from the Climate, Conservation, and Community in Alaska and Northwest Canada Conference are now available online.

AK CSC Work Receives International Vizzie Award

AK CSC designers and scientists are among those recognized internationally for excellence in science communication.

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The vision of the Alaska Climate Science Center is to improve the understanding of the potential future responses of Alaska's high latitude ecosystems and species to changing climate regimes in support of effective adaptive management, sustainable use, and sustainable communities.

Research Highlight

The Alaska Climate Science Center (AK CSC) recently met with Joanna Young, co-director and co-instructor for the Girls on Ice Alaska (GOI Alaska) program. Since GOI 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.

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