Two-meter temperature and precipitation from atmospheric reanalysis evaluated for Alaska

Authors: 

Lader, R., Bhatt, U.S., Walsh, J.E., Rupp, T.S., & Bieniek, P.A.

Publication source: 
American Meteorological Society
Year: 
2016
Publication image: 
Image of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks campus in winter
Publication summary: 

Alaska is experiencing effects of global climate change that are due, in large part, to the positive feedback mechanisms associated with polar amplification. The major risk factors include loss of sea ice and glaciers, thawing permafrost, increased wildfires, and ocean acidification. Reanalyses, integral to understanding mechanisms of Alaska’s past climate and to helping to calibrate modeling efforts, are based on the output of weather forecast models that assimilate observations.

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