The Bering Sea continues to see dramatic changes in its climate, sea ice conditions and wildlife, according to a new publication called “Bering Science: Spring 2020 Bering Region Ocean Update.”…

The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) is seeking an energetic graduate student enrolled at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The person will evaluate the Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook (SIWO) – a web-based resource designed to support (1) Alaska Native communities and other stakeholders interested in sea ice and walruses in northwest Alaska and (2) and National Weather Service (NWS) sea ice forecasts via feedback from community observers.

Weather and Climate Highlights and Impacts, Sep - Nov 2019

Autumn 2019 began with drought or abnormal dryness in southern Alaska and ended with rain. However, overall dry conditions have been in place for a couple years, and ecosystem services (e.g. fish flows) sensitive to long term precipitation will require more rain and higher elevation snows to return to normal. Read about the Sept-Nov season and see what early 2020 has in store.

The UAA/APU Books of the Year program is a powerful partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University that brings faculty, staff, and community members together to…

In this video presentation recorded at the 2019 Glen Gerberg Weather & Climate Summit, ACCAP Climate Specialist Rick Thoman gives a brief background of his career, as well as what the International Arctic Research Center at UAF is doing to evaluate climate change.

March 2019 was exceptionally mild over nearly all of Alaska and northwest Canada. Why? Three main factors were involved: a persistent high pressure system over the region, record-low sea ice extent, and warm ocean temperatures.