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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

Thermokarst lake drainage - vulnerability to climate change and prediction of future lake habitat distribution on the North Slope

Project Summary
Project CodeALCC2010-09
Project Lead(s) University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Geophysical Institute Permafrost Lab
DescriptionWidespread changes in lake distribution on the Arctic Coastal Plain (ACP) would affect water availability for humans, fish and other water-dependent species. The Thermokarst Lake Drainage project will model the susceptibility of lakes on the ACP to drainage due to changes in permafrost conditions and surface hydrology at the lakes margins. As the model is developed and improved, it will provide managers with a tool to assess the likelihood that an individual lake might drain. It also aims to predict the regions in which lake drainage may be most pronounced.
Contributing Partner(s) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
LCC Funding$5,000.00
Partner Funding$94,000.00