UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS | ALASKA CENTER for CLIMATE ASSESSMENT & POLICY

Sea Surface Temperature

Graphics showing snapshots of current conditions as well as longer time period perspectives

Alaska is effectively a very large peninsula. It's surrounded by oceans on three sides, with more than 20% of Alaska land within 25 miles of salt water.

As a result, the oceans play an major role in the climate and economies of Alaska: what happens in the oceans does not stay in the oceans.

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