Friends of Cooper Island
This website has updates on George Divoky's work with the guillemots
he's studied since 1972. Learn more about this bird colony or read
articles that describe what it's like to be a scientist living alone
on an isolated barrier island in the Arctic.
Fifty scientists came together in summer 2002 to explore the Canadian
Basin of the Arctic Ocean. Check out their logs and pictures to
find out what they learned about the physical properties of the
icy environment and the creatures that live there. http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/explorations
Arctic Research Center
Based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the IARC has scientists
examining all facets of the arctic. Click on IARC Information to
check out the specifics of some of their projects. Climate modeler
John Walsh is based here.
Snow and Ice Data Center
This webpage has information about the cryosphere, "where the world
is frozen." Learn all about arctic climatology and meteorology,
as well as cryosphere features like glaciers, permafrost and snow.
for Global Change and Arctic System Research
Headed by Gunter Weller, this group is based at the University of
Alaska Fairbanks. Check out the kinds of projects their students
Ice and Permafrost Group
This is the University of Alaska Fairbanks home to Keith Echelmeyer,
By Valentine and Anthony Arendt, the scientists carrying out the
airborne laser altimetry measurements of glaciers. Vladimir Romanovsky,
who studies permafrost by examining boreholes, is also part of this
group. Check out more about these projects and others their colleagues
are working on.
Hold the Permafrost Record
Read an "Alaska Science Forum" article about the early creation
of the boreholes Vladimir Romanovsky uses to study changes in the
permafrost in Alaska's North Slope.
This page tells all about a tunnel drilled deep into the permafrost
by the U.S. Army back in the 1960s. Learn why the military was interested
then, and what the tunnel teaches scientists today.
Cycles in Alaskan Tundra
Find out more about the carbon balance in the arctic and how a changing
climate is affecting the system.
Frosty Footing Causes Drunken Forests
Read an article from "Alaska Science Forum" about how drunken forests
are created when the permafrost they grow on starts to thaw.
Ponds, and Climate
Click on this title to read an in depth article about Brian Riordan's
work using digital images dating back decades to map how climate
warming has affected Alaska's wetlands.
Creek Long-Term Ecological Research Site
This is where Glenn Juday studies the changes occurring in Alaska's
boreal forest. Find out more about the variety of projects on changing
climate and disturbed forests that researchers are carrying out
Change Impacts on Alaska Forests
Check out this page from the U.S. Global Change Research Program
for a government assessment of what warming means for Alaska's forests.
Find out more about the behavior and characteristics of these tundra-dwelling
Warning/ Arctic Tundra
an Audubon Magazine article about scientists tracking the climate
warming in Alaska.
This site has a brief description of Dr. Oechel's work on the carbon
cycle in the arctic, and has citations for many of his scientific
This remote lodge in the Wrangell Mountains is the base camp for
the flights that use laser altimetry to measure glaciers.