Ice breakout event at Utqiagvik

February 11, 2019

Billy Adams recently recorded an “ice breakout” event offshore of Utqiagvik. The landfast sea ice in front of town detached with the recent warm temperatures and winds, which is quite unusual for February. This event has big implications for safe travel, hunting, wildlife management, etc. Billy’s photos are below.

New AAOKH poster presentation

December 13, 2018

AAOKH Research Coordinator Josh Jones is at the 2018 meeting of the American Geophysical Union this week to present information about how we’re supporting northern Alaska coastal communities as they share local observations of change. Stop by his poster tomorrow morning, 14 December, at #782 and see a preview here! Thanks also to our contributors…

Newsletter Fall 2018

November 13, 2018

The Fall 2018 newsletter is now available! Read about the work we are currently doing, our steering group, and ways to get involved with our work: AAOKH newsletter 2018

Launch of new observation and data mapping tool

August 17, 2018

We have just launched of a new map-based tour of AAOKH data! Check it out here: http://mapventure.org/#/map/aaokh. It is also posted as a menu option on the AAOKH site. Our goal with this tool is to facilitate the sharing of coastal conditions in combination with observations collected by members of coastal communities in the context…

Whaling trail mapping update 2018

May 1, 2018

AAOKH is working with Dr Matt Druckenmiller to map the ice thickness over whaling trails in Utqiagvik, Alaska. The latest map is available in a PDF: Utqiagik-ice-trail-map_30April2018_thicknesses