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Taking a deep dive into Alaska’s record-breaking warm year

Alaska had its warmest year on record in 2019, making a big splash across state, national and even world news. That ranking would not be possible without the diligent and forward-looking work of a handful of University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists. Each month the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assesses the U.S. climate by examining…

Scientist gives legislative testimony on Alaska climate

International Arctic Research Center climate scientist, Brian Brettschneider, testified to the Alaska State Legislature House Resource Committee in Juneau last week. The January 24 testimony on Alaska’s changing climate was heard along with a resolution establishing a special committee on climate change. “Climate change is here; greenhouse gas emissions are largely responsible, and Alaska’s people and…

Inspiring Girls program seeks applicants for wilderness expeditions

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is accepting applications for 2020 summer expeditions. Young women interested in joining the tuition-free wilderness science education programs should start their applications by Jan. 31. The expeditions are open to 16- and 17-year-old, female-identifying youths passionate about science, art and the outdoors. Alaskans are encouraged to apply, as are girls who may not otherwise…

Study shows stronger winds in store for northwestern Alaska

By 2099, winds along Alaska’s northwestern coasts are projected to grow stronger, according to a new study from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. To understand past and future winds, programmer Kyle Redilla, of UAF’s International Arctic Research Center, and Sarah Pearl, an undergraduate from Dartmouth College, analyzed over 30 years of data from 67 airports…

IARC presentations at the 2019 American Geophysical Union Meeting

Many IARC researchers are participating in the 2019 American Geophysical Union meeting in San Fransisco this month. Below is a list of their presentations. For anyone attending the meeting, we would love for you to join our staff, faculty and students at these events. Please consider stopping by the UAF booth (#629) in the AGU…

2019 IARC report released

The IARC team is excited to share this selection of notable research activities, updates and achievements from fall 2018 to 2019. During this time, we furthered our mission to foster Arctic research in an international setting through sustained Arctic system science. We continue to help the nation and the world understand, prepare for and adapt to…