Trees’ surprising role in the boreal water cycle quantified

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:09

Approximately 25 to 50 percent of a living tree is made up of water, depending on the species and time of year. The water stored in trees has previously been considered just a minor part of the water cycle, but a new study by University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists shows otherwise. Read More

Engaging a new generation of Arctic researchers: 14 years and counting

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:34

For the last 14 years, IARC Summer Schools have provided students with the current state of knowledge, hands-on training in conducting Arctic research, and the skills necessary to communicate science across disciplines. Read More

Scientists build a foundation for climate adaptation in Alaska

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 08:38

Like the foundation of a house, the construction of a climate model is the product of thousands of small choices. Read More

Scientist helps improve flood watch in Alaska

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 11:42

IARC scientist and commercial pilot Jessica Cherry has been busy flying over Alaskan rivers, capturing images of their conditions to help forecast a risk of flooding. Cherry takes high definition photos of the rivers with a camera that is set up on a small Cessna. Using a 3-D image processing software program, she then merges the images together. Read More