Arctic Science

The Arctic is a land of extremes. Climate is one of the defining characteristics of this ecosystem, so as the climate changes, the science we conduct in the Arctic can help us understand the implications for people, wildlife, and plants.
Sockeye salmon in spawning colors.
Arctic Report Card 2023

The Arctic is increasingly warmer, less frozen, and wetter, with regional extremes in weather, climate patterns, and ecosystem responses.

Check out the Arctic issue of Alaska Park Science for a series on a range of topics.

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    Last updated: December 14, 2023