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AGU Fall meeting Poster

This week, tens of thousands of researchers, media, and policymakers are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2018 American Geophysical Union meeting.

Gabe Wolken in a snow pit

The Community Snow Observations (CSO) citizen science project was featured in a Nature Climate Change Snapshot last month.

a stream gauge attached to a bridge above the Herbert River

An effort to model the watersheds of southeast Alaska is coming to life as one of the AK CASC pilot projects.

Given the complex terrain, variable weather patterns, and extensive network of water systems in the region, a project of this magnitude and challenge has yet to be attempted. With the combined expertise of AK CASC senior scientists Uma Bhatt, Peter Bieniek, and new fellow Rick Lader, the team is taking strides forward.

Between 2016 and 2017, 26 observers from nine communities in Interior Alaska documented climate-related environmental conditions that were affecting their travel to areas used for hunting, fishing, trapping, and gathering.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) leadership, including the newly appointed USGS director and former astronaut Dr. James Reilly, visited Fairbanks in late August to discuss AK CASC work across Alaska and the Arctic.

a researcher near a raft on a glacier

Rappelling down rock cliffs, rafting across glacial lakes, and traversing icy crevasses – it's all part of the job for glaciologists monitoring glacial outburst floods in Alaska.

Christian Kienholz is involved in the AK CASC Suicide Basin project and Rick Lader is developing finer resolution models to address Alaska's various climate regimes.

Gabriel Wolken has been awarded an international research fellowship in Switzerland to study and map Alaska’s snow avalanche hazards.

The AK CASC recently launched a five-year communication plan intended to guide AK CASC communication activities, identify target audiences, and keep track of progress throughout our current five-year hosting agreement.

before and after views of suicide basin and mendenhall glacier from the calving event

A dramatic calving event triggered outburst flood warnings at Suicide Basin, a glacier-dammed lake adjoining Mendenhall Glacier.

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