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

Thawing permafrost and freshwater drive Arctic Ocean acidification

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 07:00

The Arctic Ocean off northern Siberia has become unexpectedly acidic as carbon from thawing organic matter has flowed down rivers and washed off the coastlines, according to a new study published today in journal Nature Geoscience. Read More

Women in science discuss work, love and play

Fri, 04/08/2016 - 12:57

About a dozen women of varying ages and backgrounds recently gathered at the University of Alaska Fairbanks to discuss the rewards and challenges of being in science. Read More

Arctic Observing Summit urges coordinated system

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 10:02

The Arctic community must pull together to create an observing system that will support decision-making in a rapidly changing environment, according to a conference statement issued as a result of the Third Biennial Arctic Observing Summit. Read More