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  • Wendy Loya
    Arctic LCC Coordinator

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    1011 East Tudor Road
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503
    (907) 786-3532
  • Josh Bradley
    Arctic LCC Data Manager

    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
    101 12th Avenue, Rm. 216
    Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
    (907) 455-1847

Long-term monitoring of the impacts of climate change on the glaciers and rivers in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Project Summary
Fact Sheet Glaciers and Rivers in ArcticNWR FactsheetAdobe Acrobat PDF file - 1.1 MB
Project CodeALCC2010-07
Project Lead(s) University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Institute of Northern Engineering
DescriptionIf current trends continue, Brooks Range glaciers will disappear over the next century, affecting stream flow regimes, riparian areas, and deltas. We will extend the 50-year record of the glacier's mass balance (annual difference between accumulation and loss of material) and complete preliminary investigations of Esetuk Glacier for a short-term comparison study of mass balance and glacier-climate interactions. The overall goal of this work is to integrate study of the McCall Glacier with long-term research on the impacts of climate change on the landscape and hydrology of the region.
Contributing Partner(s) National Science Foundation
LCC Funding$240,000.00