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Adapting science to a warming world
Corrine Noel Knapp a,b,*, Sarah F. Trainor a
a Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 3352 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
b Resilience and Adaptation Program, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 3352 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99709, United States
Science must adapt to more effectively inform climate change adaptation.
Overland, J.E., E. Hanna. I. Hanssen-Bauer, S.-J. Kim, J. Walsh, M. Wang, U.S. Bhatt and R.L. Thoman, 2016: Air temperature. In The Arctic (J. Richter-Menge and J. Mathis, Eds.), State of the Climate in 2015, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97(8), S132-S134.
Corrine Noel Knapp & Sarah F. Trainor (2015): Alaskan stakeholderdefined research needs in the context of climate change, Polar Geography,
This paper reviews and codes 63 stakeholder-generated documents that address climate change research needs in Alaska in order to synthesize common research needs and assess gaps in needs assessment. We find that research needs related to infrastructure, economics, hazards and safety, and terrestrial ecosystem impacts are most frequently mentioned.
The 2015 Alaska fire season burned the second largest number of acres since records began in 1940. Human-induced climate change may have increased the risk of a fire season of this severity by 34%–60%.
Citation: Partain et al. 2016. An assessment of the role of anthropogenic climate change in the Alaska fire season of 2015. DOI:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0149.1
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Stewart, B.C., K.E. Kunkel, L.E. Stevens, L. Sun, and J.E. Walsh. 2013. Regional Climate Trends and Scenarios for the U.S. National Climate Assessment. Part 7. Climate of Alaska, NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 142-7, 60 pp.
Kettle, N., S. Trainor, and P. Loring. Conceptualizing the science-practice interface: lessons learned from a collaborative network on the front-line of climate change. 2017 Frontiers in Environmental Science 5:33. DOI 10.3389/fenvs.2017.00033.
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Trainor, S. F. 2012. Confronting Climate Change: Leadership and Action in the Face of Scientific Uncertainty. Chapter 54 in Environmental Leadership: A Reference Handbook, Vol. 2, pp. 511–528. D. R. Gallagher, Editor. Sage Publications.
Trainor, S. F., in press. Deeper Sense of Place for Indigenous and Western Science Partners in Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation in Alaska. In A Deeper Sense of Place: Stories and Journeys of Indigenous-Academic Collaboration, eds. J. Johnson & S. Larsen. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press.
Penn, H.J., Philip A. Loring, William E. Schnabel, Diagnosing water security in the rural North with an environmental security framework, Journal of Environmental Management, Volume 199, 1 September 2017, Pages 91-98.
Rogers, T. S., Walsh, J. E., Rupp, T. S., Brigham, L. W., and Sfraga, M.: Future Arctic marine access: analysis and evaluation of observations, models, and projections of sea ice, The Cryosphere, 7, 321-332, doi:10.5194/tc-7-321-2013, 2013.
Cochran, P., O. Huntington, C. Pungowiyi, S. Tom, F.S. Chapin III, H.P. Huntington, N.G. Maynard, and S.F. Trainor. 2013. Indigenous Frameworks and Observations of Climate Change in Alaska. Climatic Change. 26 March 2013.
Philip A. Loring , Hannah L. Harrison & S. Craig Gerlach , Society & Natural Resources (2013): Local Perceptions of the Sustainability of Alaska’s Highly Contested Cook Inlet Salmon Fisheries, Society & Natural Resources: An International Journal
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Citation: Roth A, Hock R, Schuler TV, Bieniek PA, Pelto M and Aschwanden A (2018) Modeling Winter Precipitation Over the Juneau Icefield, Alaska, Using a Linear Model of Orographic Precipitation. Front. Earth Sci. 6:20. doi: 10.3389/feart.2018.00020
Griffis, R., and J. Howard (eds). 2012. Oceans and Marine Resources in a Changing Climate: Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment. U.S. Global Change Research Program. (P. A. Loring, Contributing Author.)
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