Project: 07386a35-731f-40cb-99ae-2171062199e1

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Project Title
Long-term Monitoring of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Glaciers and Rivers in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Description
Project with UAF to to integrate study of the McCall Glacier with long-term research on the impacts of climate change on the landscape and hydrology of the Arctic NWR.
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
staff@arcticlcc.org
http://arcticlcc.org
Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1011 E. Tudor Rd
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7863532
staff@arcticlcc.org
http://arcticlcc.org
Matt Nolan, PhD
Associate Professor
P.O. Box 755860
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5860
V: +1 907 4556288
matt2013@drmattnolan.org
http://ine.uaf.edu/

Project Abstract

If current trends continue, Brooks Range glaciers will disappear over the next century, affecting stream flow regimes, riparian areas, and deltas. In turn, changes in stream habitat will impact local fisheries and the subsistence users who depend on them. To better understand glacier-climate interactions, researchers from the University of Alaska’s Institute of Northern Engineering monitored glaciers in the Hulahula watershed from 2010 through 2014. Their work extended the 50-year mass balance (annual difference between accumulation and loss of material) record for McCall Glacier and initiates investigations of Esetuk Glacier. By integrating the study of the McCall Glacier with long-term research on the impacts of climate change on regional landscape and hydrology, this work provides land managers and subsistence users with information about how loss of glaciers will affect downstream habitat, fish, and wildlife.

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere,
    • inlandWaters
  • Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords (theme):
    • GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE,
    • GLACIERS
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • Federal resource managers,
    • Academics & scientific researchers
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Monitoring,
    • Population & Habitat Evaluation/Projection,
    • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Deliverable Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Deliverable):
    • Training/Outreach/Workshop

Associated Products

ID Title Metadata Link
da18c9f2-5891-499d-813b-a2ec10d8c524 Glaciers and Rivers in ArcticNWR Factsheet mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML