Researchers in Germany and at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute have developed a method of using satellite imagery to measure the depth of thaw directly above permafrost in boreal ecosystems.
The sensors also provide valuable information for building engineers and public safety officials as they prepare for future events.
The grant will facilitate the design and implementation of training for community members in the emerging aeronautics industry on the island.
Bowheads are also a rare wildlife rebound story, with the population north and west of Alaska now numbering more than 16,000. That’s up from the 1,000 or so animals Yankee whalers left behind in bloody waters at the turn of the last century.
APU, UAF, and University of Colorado Boulder Partner on Community Office for Arctic Research Initiative
“This office will bring people together to identify new ways to understand the holistic nature of Arctic systems, to learn from Arctic peoples who are adapting on the frontlines of change, and to envision new and creative approaches to sharing knowledge across cultures and worldviews,” says NNA-CO Director Matthew Druckenmiller.
The collaboration between TCC and UAF researchers aims to gather information about vegetation regrowth in village firebreaks and about how fires along rivers could influence salmon habitat and growth rates.