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During 2011-2012, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center researchers across several disciplines have produced several publications:

Bartholomaus, T. C., C. F. Larsen, S. O'Neel, and M. E. West, 2012. Calving seismicity from iceberg-sea surface interactions, J. Geophys. Res. F Earth Surf., 117(4). doi:10.1029/2012JF002513

Staff and collaborators from the DOI/USGS Climate Science Centers (CASCs) hosted a special session on supporting resource management in the face of climate change during the recent Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, held August 4-9 in Minneapolis, MN. The “town hall” style panel introduced participants to CASCs mission and their role in applying climate-impacts research to support adaptation and decision making. The panel was composed of leaders from the CASCs and members of the various university consortiums, while also featuring strong audience participation.

Researchers affiliated with the DOI Climate Science Centers are sponsoring a session titled, “Glacier Change: Implications for Hydrology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology and Oceanography” (session # GC018) at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on December 9-13, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

Researchers affiliated with the DOI Climate Science Centers are sponsoring a session titled, “Glacier Change: Implications for Hydrology, Biogeochemistry, Ecology and Oceanography” (session # GC018) at the Fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on December 9-13, 2013 in San Francisco, CA.

The Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, working in partnership with the Northwest Climate Science Center and the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative, will fund an innovative tribal project aimed at understanding climate change impacts on subsistence foods, and how seven tribes in the Chugach region of Alaska can adapt to these changes.

Jul 16 2012

This two-week 2012 IARC Summer School: "Climate System Modeling: Downscaling Techniques and Practical Applications" was hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and sponsored by the Department of Interior’s Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, brought graduate students and young scientists together with academic specialists in climate science and decision makers from both the public and private sectors. The summer school was specifically designed to immerse a new generation of scientists in the opportunities and challenges of climate modeling. Alaska and the Arctic served as testbeds for regional downscaling, although the methods used in the summer school are suitable for applications elsewhere.

Location: 
International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA
Date: 
Monday, July 16, 2012 - 03:00pm AKDT to Friday, July 27, 2012 - 03:00pm AKDT

The Northwest Climate Science Center (NW CASC), Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC) have formed a new partnership aimed at better understanding and adapting to the impacts of climate change on resources of cultural and/or subsistence significance. This partnership centers on funding opportunities that allow Tribal entities, First Nations, and closely affiliated partners to identify viable, real-world responses to climate change, while also recognizing the sensitive nature of many resources.

Apr 25 2013

Shad O'Neel, USGS Alaska Science Center, and Eran Hood, University of Alaska Southeast, presented "Icefield to Ocean: Impacts of Glacier Change in Alaska." 

Location: 
Webinar
Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 11:30am to 12:30pm AKDT

Jeremy Littell, Lead Research Scientist for the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC), has been named Editor of 

A new website, the Early Career Climate Forum, was recently launched to facilitate collaboration and networking among early career scientists, managers, and others working at the science-management interface on climate change issues. The Early Career Climate Forum grew out of a summer workshop, the Northwest Climate Science Bootcamp, sponsored by the Northwest Climate Science Center. The website provides a space for users to explore new ideas, share research and project findings, and improve climate change communication.

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