Climate risks pose a particular set of challenges to electrical utilities, who must manage the direct impacts of climate and weather, in addition to considering how related effects might propagate through networks of interconnected social and environmental risks.
Wildfires play a prominent role in the boreal forests of Alaska during the summer season. While most wildfires are created by humans, approximately 90% of the area burned each year by wildfires are caused by lightning strikes.
The study highlights scientists’ ability to indirectly measure large scale global processes through observation platforms that confirm models and shows how anthropogenic effects (e.g. greenhouse gases and ozone) interact to impact large scale global circulation systems.
Since 2011, Suicide Basin—a partly glacierized basin of the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska—has released annual glacier lake outburst floods, called Jökulhlaups by icelanders and glaciologists, which cause flooding and erosion that endanger lives and damage nearby homes and infrastructure.
A new article published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society aims to improve the accessibility and usability of climate models to climate researchers, practitioners, and policy-makers.
Practitioners in the field of climate adaptation and resilience can apply for funds to collaborate on projects to rapidly scale up climate adaptation and resilience services throughout the United States.