We engage with people on climate projects
including communities, agencies, nonprofits, + academics
We create websites, publications, videos, + graphics
for research groups affiliated with the University of Alaska
We produce Northern climate + weather data
freely usable by researchers in their own work
|Alaska-Canada Climate-Biome Shifts|
Projections of shifts in 18 climate types linked to ecological biomes across Alaska, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories. An expansion of the Connecting Alaska Landscapes project.
|ALFRESCO and Habitat Research|
ALFRESCO simulates responses of subarctic and boreal vegetation to climatic changes.
|Arctic Climate Change Impacts on Ecosystem Services and Society|
Relationships between climate change and availability of subsistence resources. Creating scenarios of how and where resources may be available in the future.
|Arctic Data Collaborative (ARDAC)|
ARDAC houses Arctic data sets that can be be utilized in their current form for decision-making and project planning.
|Arctic Environmental and Engineering Data and Design Support System|
The Arctic-EDS will refine and further develop sustainable technologies to provide best-available data curated for engineering design needs in a single, dynamically-updated, online hub.
|Climate Change Baseline Analysis for the United States Army Garrison Alaska|
Climate change already is affecting the built environment, including Department of Defense (DoD) built and natural infrastructure. This infrastructure is necessary for military readiness and daily operations. Thus, clear, well-supported, contextual information is needed on appropriate and applied use of climate information for non-experts.
|Climate Change Scenario Planning for Alaska National Parks|
Developed climate change scenarios for NPS-managed areas in Alaska; and a discussion tool for Alaska national park visitors.
|Climate Change Summary Reports for National Parks, Preserves, and Monuments|
Brief fact sheets providing climate projections for each of Alaska’s National Park Service areas.
|Community Partnerships for Self-Reliance|
Facilitating community driven responses to self-reliance and sustainability challenges by identifying and linking relevant information and research support.
|Connecting Alaska’s Landscapes into the Future|
Projections of shifts in 18 climate types linked to ecological biomes across Alaska, with emphasis on several key species. This project was expanded in Alaska Canada Biome Shift.
|Governor’s Subcabinet on Climate Change|
A report to the State of Alaska on the potential long-term impacts of climate change.
|Great Bear Lake Climate Change Analysis|
An analysis of potential future climate change impacts in the Great Bear Lake region of the Northwest Territories, Canada.
|IEM: An Integrated Ecosystem Model for Alaska and Northwest Canada|
Using modeling to understand potential landscape, habitat, and ecosystem change in Alaska and Northwest Canada.
|Igiugig Village Climate Change Adaptation Assessment|
This Adaptation Assessment is the first step in developing a climate adaptation plan for the Igiugig Village Council (IVC). The ultimate objective of this assessment is to create a baseline foundation of information, research, and partnerships that are locally driven and dynamic in nature.
|Interdisciplinary Research for Arctic Coastal Environments (InteRFACE)|
InteRFACE is a DOE-SNAP collaboration which will research changes in sea-ice and marine ecosystems and the effects of those changes on coastal people, infrastructure, and economies.
|Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic: a Report to the President|
Highlights the need to use the best available science in decision-making about Arctic development and conservation.
|Modeling Spruce Bark Beetle Outbreaks in a Warming Climate|
We aim to determine how changes in summer, fall and winter temperature regimes may affect spruce beetle population growth and survival, and thus determine the climate-linked potential for increased damage to standing live trees in Interior Alaska.
|National Petroleum Reserve: Alaska Climate Change Analysis|
Assessing potential impacts of climate change on temperature, precipitation, water availability, vegetation, and fire regime in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.
|Nenana Ridge Experimental Burn|
SNAP collaborated with scientists, engineers and foresters on an experimental burn that quantified the effects of fuels reduction treatments on fire behavior.
|Permafrost Dynamics Modeling in Alaska Using a High Spatial Resolution Dataset|
SNAP is working with UAF geophysicists to project what may happen to permafrost in the future, and to map these projections statewide.
|Precipitation Projections for Alaska Infrastructure|
SNAP collaborated with the Alaska Department of Transportation to develop a point precipitation frequency tool using state-of-the-art climate projections to better understand the future of precipitation trends across Alaska.
|Protecting Transportation Infrastructure Using Unmanned Aircraft Systems|
How unmanned aircraft systems (UASs or drones) can be used for the surveillance of pipeline infrastructure.
|Slope Stability Modeling|
Hyper-detailed surface modeling and change detection methods have been developed to understand slope stability along critical Alaska highways at Glitter Gulch and Long Lake.
|State Change and Vulnerability in the Alaska Boreal Forest|
Understanding the connections among vegetation, the organic soil layer, and permafrost ground stability in Alaska boreal ecosystems.
|Steller Sea Lion Surveys|
UAS research confirmed that threatened Steller Sea Lion populations could be more accurately and safely surveyed at their haul-outs and rookeries.
|UAV Inspection of the Placer River Trail bridge through image-based 3D modeling|
Unmanned aerial vehicle research resulted in the first bridge inspection and a hyper-detailed 3D model for bridge inspections in the United States.
|Yukon Water Availability Analysis|
Developing a modeling tool for mapping future growing-season water availability for the Yukon.