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Stephen T Gray

Alaska Climate Science Center Director

Climate Adaptation Science Centers

Office Phone: 907-865-7801

Alaska Pacific Univ.Grace Hall
4210 University Drive
Anchorage , AK 99508-4626

Supervisor: Douglas Beard
The climate of the North Central U.S. is driven by a combination of factors, including atmospheric circulation patterns, the region’s complex topography which extends from the High Rockies to the Great Plains, and variations in hydrology. Together, these factors determine the sustainability of the region’s ecosystems and the services that they provide communities. In order to understand the vulnerability of the region’s ecosystems to change, it is necessary to have reliable projections of future climate conditions. To address this need, researchers first examined past and present variations in climate and assessed the ability of climate models to effectively project future climate conditions for the region. Second,...
The National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers (CASCs) work with natural and cultural resource managers to gather the scientific information and build the tools needed to help fish, wildlife and ecosystems adapt to the impacts of climate change. The Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC) is one of nine regional CASCs, managed by the National CASC. The AK CASC is hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) with the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) as consortium members. To learn more about the AK CASC, please visit:
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