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Climate data now available on Amazon

A new climate dataset representing historic and future conditions in Alaska, the Yukon and Northwest Territories is now available on Amazon’s Public Dataset Program. The data, placed on Amazon by a team at the University of Alaska Fairbanks International Arctic Research Center, represents more than 40 climate variables, such as temperature, precipitation, humidity, wind and…

Living off the land: Environmental impacts to access in Interior Alaska

IARC affiliated Community Partnerships for Self Reliance recently partnered with several groups including Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning to develop this visualization of change across Interior Alaska. Between 2016 and 2017, 26 observers from nine communities in Interior Alaska documented climate-related environmental conditions that impacted their travel to areas used for hunting, fishing,…

In Alaska, everyone’s grappling with climate change

This story was originally published in The Conversation. Author Nancy Fresco.  Coastal villages are washing into the Bering Sea, trees are sprouting in the tundra and shipping lanes are opening in an ocean that was once locked in ice. In Alaska, climate change isn’t a distant or abstract concern. As a climate change researcher at the International…

Youths experience hands-on science at Bering Sea Days

“I’m a food chain,” yelled an enthusiastic 6-year-old. With her handmade red king crab crown, scallop finger puppet, phytoplankton sparkles and sun necklace, this young learner transformed into an ocean food chain. When asked who’s at the top of the food chain, she responded, “kindergarteners from St. Paul Island, Alaska.” This was just one of…

IARC scientist awarded $1.25 million to develop a carbon seaglider

IARC’s Claudine Hauri and Andrew McDonnell, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, were awarded a $1.25M grant from the National Science Foundation for the development and operation of a new autonomous Carbon Seaglider. The Carbon Seaglider will be capable of adaptively sampling carbon dioxide concentrations and other oceanographic parameters throughout the coastal environment and will be…

August 29- NABOS in the news

It was rainy and overcast all day. We are still in the same area where we have been for the last couple of days. The CATS crew continues to work around the clock to finish their deployments and recoveries. The NABOS crew is putting on final touches of their preparation and is pretty much ready…

August 26-27- ICE!

August 26 Ice!!!! I changed to the top bunk in my cabin so I can see out the port holes. This morning when I glanced out, I saw small pieces of ice. By the time I jumped out of bed and ran upstairs to the helo deck the ice chunks had gotten bigger. This is…

August 28- Kompot

Sunny!!! Yay!! We enjoyed the sunshine while it lasted. By early evening it was overcast with rain. I woke up to the biggest iceberg I have seen so far. There weren’t so many smaller pieces of ice today, just random larger bergs. Today, I would like to share the kompot recipe. On the ship, kompot…

August 25- Questions from students

The sun peeked out briefly this morning, the first time in eight days! The decks are still humming, a lot of mooring and CTD recoveries are taking place. Scientists are busy collecting water samples for further study in their fields of expertise. Today, I would like to focus on another type of CTD, the Underway Conductivity,…