Understanding the Arctic as a System

Arctic climate change: Alternative futures

While changes of sea ice and air temperature have received widespread media coverage, other changes in the cryosphere and the broader Arctic environment have been synthesized in recent assessment reports. A consistent pattern of change through the Arctic system has emerged. However, the future trajectory of the system is subject to various uncertainties, and human…

Congress holds maritime transportation in the Arctic hearing

By Heather McFarland   International Arctic Research Center researcher and retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, Dr. Lawson Brigham, testified to Congress during the Maritime Transportation in the Arctic hearing this week.   Brigham was called to testify on June 7 as part of the committee hearing addressing the United States’ lack of adequate infrastructure, research, and…

New summary available on Bering Strait winter 2018 sea ice conditions

The amount of sea ice in the Bering Sea this winter was the lowest it has been since 1850. Communities throughout the region were significantly impacted. The International Arctic Research Center recently produced a NEW summary about these conditions. Bering Strait: an overview of winter 2018 sea ice conditions explains why so little sea ice…

Arctic Field Summer School- student prsentations

Join us for student presentations by the 2018 Arctic Field Summer School- Norway-Canada-USA collaboration.    When: Friday, June 8   Where: Akasofu 401     Presentation schedule   2:00 – 2:10 Introduction 2:10 – 2:30 Ingrid Olsen, Sofia Kjellman Estimating the response of lake ice breakup to lake depth using satellite observations and field measurements on…

Climate Change 101

Climate change is happening in Alaska. It is affecting us all. Let’s work together to create positive strategies to adapt. Learn to gather up-to-date, scientific and community-based knowledge about future changes. Develop skills for communicating these changes to others.   UAF climate change researchers and communications experts are offering a hands-on, climate change workshop to address climate change questions. Environmental…

Google Drive- brown bag workshop

IARC’s Nate Bauer will lead a brown bag workshop on Google Drive: introduction and integration. Work smarter Google Drive integrates with gmail, google docs, slides, sheets, and photos, among many other third-party applications and tools, making using, sharing, and searching easy. Work together Collaborate with IARC colleagues to understand and determine shared spaces and processes…