New research by Dr. Michael Rawlins on changes to Alaskan rivers

Jagged, snowcovered Alaskan mountains and boreal forest reflected in still waters of lake in foreground.

Dr. Michael Rawlins, climate modeler and associate director of the geoscience department’s Climate Systems Research Center, is lead author of a new analysis of the changing character of runoff, river discharge and other hydrological cycle elements across the North Slope of Alaska. This research reveals significant increases in the proportion of subsurface runoff and cold season discharge.  Read more...

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