Translating weather for Alaska’s Iditarod sled dog race

Image courtesy of Krista Heeringa An Iditarod sled dog team travels along a frozen river. The man who interprets weather data for Alaska will provide daily forecasts for the 2019 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Rick Thoman, a climate specialist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is slated to share current weather updates and historic…

Science and art illustrate changing marine Arctic ecosystem

A recent study led by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists Claudine Hauri and Seth Danielson is combining art and science to characterize the Chukchi Sea, a rapidly changing ecosystem off northwestern Alaska. The Chukchi Ecosystem Observatory is the first Arctic monitoring site to continuously and simultaneously measure a large suite of biological, chemical and physical characteristics of…

New newsletter explores community-based observations of Arctic change

IARC’s Alaska Arctic Observatory & Knowledge Hub is excited to share their winter 2018 newsletter. Read about AAOKH’s work supporting community-based observations of changes in the seasonal cycle in Alaska’s Arctic. This inaugural edition of AAOKH News focuses on current observations and tools, the steering group and how to get involved. The newsletter was distributed…

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…

First Friday Art in IARC

December 1, Friday | 1-6pm, Akasofu Lobby- Stop by to see artwork and crafts from the Geophysical Institute and IARC researchers and staff!

IARC researcher leads wilderness program for girls

Claudine Hauri founded the new program called Girls in Icy Fjords, which is a tuition-free wilderness expedition at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where high school girls use science and art to explore Alaska’s coastal landscape. The program aims to inspire girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and build their confidence to succeed in male-dominated fields.