Project: 43e426c6-0333-48f6-92d5-969c53e06078

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Project Title
Direct snow condition monitoring at key ecological sites in remote western Alaska.
Description
Many areas of western Alaska lack snowpack and snow condition data, including the prime winter range for the Western Arctic Caribou Herd. This project will help monitor snow conditions, which are vital to understanding and predicting landscape level impacts of climate change in western Alaska.
Point of Contact(s)
LCC Network Data Steward
LCC Network Data Manager
lccdatasteward@fws.gov
Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
1011 E. Tudor Road MS 281
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Western Alaska Landscape Conservation Cooperative
1011 E. Tudor Road MS 281
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Karen A Murphy
LCC Coordinator
1011 E. Tudor Road MS 281
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
V: +1 907 7893501
karen_a_murphy@fws.gov
Anne Orlando
Biologist
anne_orlando@fws.gov

Project Abstract

Climate change is likely to alter snow patterns and characteristics, impacting vegetation, hydrology, permafrost condition, wildlife, and the Alaskans who depend on these resources. Currently, many areas of western Alaska are lacking important data related to snowpack and snow conditions, including the prime winter range for the Western Arctic Caribou Herd (WACH). This project will help monitor snow conditions, which are vital to understanding and predicting landscape level impacts of climate change in western Alaska.‚Äč

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Project Keywords

  • ISO 19115 Topic Category (isoTopicCategory):
    • environment,
    • climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
  • End User Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC End User Type):
    • State agencies,
    • Federal resource managers,
    • Academics & scientific researchers
  • Project Category - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Project Category):
    • Monitoring,
    • Data Acquisition and Development
  • Deliverable Types - Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCC Deliverable):
    • Report,
    • Datasets/Database

Associated Products

ID Title Metadata Link
ddcab000-e77e-424e-bd66-bc2b85e8b19d Map of snow condition monitoring sites installed as a result of this project. mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML
08228b3d-3006-422c-b544-325791dc60ab Direct snow condition monitoring at key ecological sites in remote western Alaska mdJSON ISO 19115-2 HTML