News and Events

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.

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.

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.

Mean temperature and precipitation maps for Alaska

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.

The FIRST Network is accepting applications for an upcoming workshop, Mentoring Our Own Native Scientists (MOONS) on Sept 19-21, 2018 in Lawrence, Kansas.

May 30 2018

In conjunction with the Alaska National Lab Day, 11 Arctic research facilities will open their doors to the public.

“The coolest part of my job is coming in the morning and seeing where there were earthquakes last night and whether anyone felt them,” explains Helena Buurman at the Alaska Earthquake Center.

This is one of many stories from UAF researchers that the public will get to hear during the UAF Arctic Research Open House on Tuesday, May 29th from 3-5 p.m. All are welcome to stop by and tour UAF’s research facilities while talking with scientists about their innovative work and unique journeys:

“Almost all kids go through a stage of liking dinosaurs and volcanos, I never grew out of it,” explains John Eichelberger at the International Arctic Research Center. He’ll be sharing his work on magma alongside Hajo Eicken a sea ice researcher who provides on-ice support so that the U.S. Navy can safely conduct under ice submarine exercises in the Arctic Ocean.

Location: 
IARC/Akasofu Building
Date: 
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 04:00pm to 06:00pm AKDT
Apr 26 2018
IARC’s April Research Salon Series seminar will explore citizen science. Come learn about current collaborations with citizen scientists in the Arctic.
 
Guest speakers include:
  • Katie Spellman, International Arctic Research Center
  • Ryan Toohey, USGS Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center
 
You are welcome to bring your quiet lunch.
 
Where: Akasofu building, 401
Date: April 26, 2018
Time: Noon
Location: 
Akasofu Building 401
Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 01:00pm AKDT

We have a new budget and a new name — we are now the Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center.

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