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32nd Annual Arctic Workshop Abstracts
March 14-16, 2002
INSTAAR, University of Colorado at Boulder

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AN INTEGRATED ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE VARIABILITY ON THE ALASKAN NORTH SLOPE COASTAL REGION: PROJECT OVERVIEW

AUTHORS

LYNCH, AMANDA H.. U. Colorado Boulder.
Brunner, Ronald D.. U. Colorado Boulder.
Curry, Judith A.. U. Colorado Boulder.
Maslanik, James A.. U. Colorado Boulder.

Warming of the arctic climate is having substantial impact on the Alaskan North Slope coastal region. Increasing amounts of open water in the arctic seas combined with rising sea level, thawing permafrost, and changing human geography are predicted to contribute to increased impacts of meteorological events with their attendant storm surge, flooding and erosion. This poster describes a project that is underway to understand, support and enhance the local decision-making process on the North Slope of Alaska in the face of increasing sea ice variability and extreme weather events.

 

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