Alaska temperature changes analyzed for first decade of 21st century

January 8, 2013

Alaska map of 1st order meteorological stationsWhen the rest of the nation grapples with the results of a scorching hot 2012, scientists at the Alaska Climate Research Center found that Alaska got colder from 2000 to 2010. The cooling trend was identified after examining the 21st century's first decade of data on annual and seasonal values from Alaska's first order meteorlogical stations. A team led by Professor Emeritus and ACRC Director Gerd Wendler published the results in The Open Atmospheric Science Journal in August 2012.

 

The Anchorage Daily News repackaged the information in a story that appeared January 5, 2012 and is available here

 

You may access the original paper here

 

FIGURE CAPTION: Location map of the first order meteorological stations in Alaska used for ACRC research. This figure appeared in The Open Atmospheric Science Journal with the paper in 2012.