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Overview

Contacts:

  • Pamela Sousanes
  • Ken Hill
  • James Lawler
  • Eric Wald, National Park Service

Park Units:

Resource Briefs

The mission of the Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program (ARCN) is to collect, compile and synthesize scientific information about the arctic network of parks in order to manage park resources "unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations". The Inventory and Monitoring Program is a major component of the National Park Service’s strategy to improve park management through greater reliance on scientific information. In an attempt to better understand climate variation as well as long-term changes in park ecosystems, several new long-term climate monitoring stations are being proposed in the Arctic parks. The objective of the climate monitoring program is to monitor and record weather conditions at representative locations in order to identify long and short-term trends, provide reliable climate data to other researchers, and to participate in larger scale climate monitoring and modeling efforts beyond park boundaries.

Park Weather Summaries

Year Park Season Title
2018 BELA Winter Bering Land Bridge Winter 2017-2018 Weather Summary
2018 GAAR Winter Gates of the Arctic Winter 2017-2018 Weather Summary
2018 WEAR Winter Western Arctic Parklands Winter 2017-2018 Weather Summary

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Products

Citation Year Type Access Holdings IRMA
Click to view holdings Sousanes P and Others. 2017. 2017 ARCN Weather and Climate Data Deliverables. Arctic Network. Fairbanks, Alaska (9 holdings) 2017 Generic Dataset Public 9 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2247898
Download ARCN%20Climate%20Summary%20for%20the%20Arctic%20Parks.pdf Sousanes PJ and Hill K. 2017. Climate summary for the Arctic parks: Arctic Inventory and Monitoring Network. Natural Resource Report. NPS/ARCN/NRR—2017/1574. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2017 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2248262
Download PIP_ARCN_Weather_Climate.pdf Sousanes PJ and Others. 2017. Protocol implementation plan for monitoring weather and climate in the Arctic Network. Natural Resource Report. NPS/ARCN/NRR—2017/1537. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2017 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2245839
Click to view holdings Hill K and Others. 2016. 2016 ARCN Weather and Climate Data Deliverables (9 holdings) 2016 Generic Dataset Public 9 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2239061
Download ClimateStation_MaintenanceinArcticNetwork_2014Summary.pdf Hill K and Sousanes P. 2015. Climate Station Maintenance in the Arctic Network: 2014 Summary. Natural Resource Data Series. Natural Resource Data Series NPS/ARCN/NRDS—2015/744. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2015 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2218928
Download 2015_CAKN_ClimateStationMaintenance_submitted20151125_nrssaim_final.pdf Hill K and Sousanes P. 2015. Climate station maintenance in the Central Alaska Inventory and Monitoring Network: 2015 summary. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/CAKN/NRDS—2015/991. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2015 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2225218
Download 2013_ClimateStationMaintenance_ARCN.pdf Hill K and Sousanes P. 2014. Climate station maintenance 2013 summary: Arctic Network. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/ARCN/NRDS—2014/730. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2014 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2216711
Click to view holdings Monahan WB and Fisichelli NA. 2014. Climate exposure of US National Parks in a new era of change. PLos ONE. 9(7):e101302 (2 holdings) 2014 Journal Article Public 2 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2211579
Download BELA_Winter_2013-2014_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2014. Bering Land Bridge Winter 2013-2014 Weather Summary. National Park Service 2014 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2209584
Download NPS-CCSP-Report-InteriorArctic.pdf Winfree R and Others. 2014. Climate change scenario planning for interior arctic Alaska parks: Noatak – Gates of the Arctic – Kobuk Valley.. Natural Resource Report. NPS/AKSO/NRR—2014/833. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2014 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2212426
Download 2012_ClimateStationMaintenance_ARCN_Final_nrss.pdf Hill K and Sousanes P. 2013. Climate station maintenance 2012 summary: Arctic Network. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/ARCN/NRDS—2013/460. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2013 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2193931
Download WEAR_Winter_2013_Weather_Summary.pdf Hill K and Sousanes P. 2013. Western Arctic Parklands Winter 2012-2013 Weather Summary 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2194258
Download BELA_Fall_2013_Weather_Summary2.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Bering Land Bridge Fall 2013 Weather Summary 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2206299
Download BELA_Spring_2013_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Bering Land Bridge Spring 2013 Weather Summary. Fairbanks, AK 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2197055
Download BELA_Summer_2013_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Bering Land Bridge Summer 2013 Weather Summary 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2206287
Download BELA_Winter_2013_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Bering Land Bridge Winter 2012-2013 Weather Summary 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2194256
Download 2011_Climate_and_Snowpack_Progress_Report._ARCN_Final_nrss.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Climate and snowpack monitoring progress report 2011: Arctic Network. Natural Resource Data Series. NPS/ARCN/NRDS—2013/459. National Park Service. Fort Collins, Colorado 2013 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2193932
Download GAAR_Fall_2013_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Gates of the Arctic Fall 2013 Weather Summary 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2206301
Download GAAR_Spring_2013_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Gates of the Arctic Spring 2013 Weather Summary. Fairbanks, AK 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2197057
Download GAAR_Summer_2013_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Gates of the Arctic Summer 2013 Weather Summary 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2206292
Download GAAR_Winter_2013_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Gates of the Arctic Winter 2012-2013 Weather Summary 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2194214
Download GAAR_Winter_2013-2014_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Gates of the Arctic Winter 2013-2014 Weather Summary 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2209480
Download WEAR_Fall_2013_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Western Arctic Parklands Fall 2013 Weather Summary 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2206302
Download WEAR_Spring_2013_Weather_Summary_(1).pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Western Arctic Parklands Spring 2013 Weather Summary. Fairbanks, AK 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2197056
Download WEAR_Summer_2013_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2013. Western Arctic Parklands Summer 2013 Weather Summary 2013 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2206295
Download BELA_Fall_2012_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2012. Bering Land Bridge Fall 2012 Weather Summary. Arctic Network 2012 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2192208
Download GAAR_Fall_2012_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2012. Gates of the Arctic Fall 2012 Weather Summary. National Park Service 2012 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2192249
Download WEAR_Fall_2012_Weather_Summary.pdf Sousanes P and Hill K. 2012. Western Arctic Parklands Fall 2012 Weather Summary 2012 Resource Brief Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2192213
Click to view holdings Wesser S and Carney CB. 2011. Alaska Resource Briefs: Enhanced Monitoring in a Changing Climate. Anchorage, Alaska (6 holdings) 2011 Generic Document Public 6 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2182035
Download ARCN-VS05-ClimatePDS.pdf Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring. 2010. Arctic Network Climate Protocol Development Summary 2010 Protocol Development Summary Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2166143
Download ARCNParksClimateMonEvaluation100312.pdf Redmond KT and Simeral DB. 2010. Arctic national parks evaluation: proposed climate monitoring plan.. Report WRCC 10-01. Western Regional Climate Center, Desert Research Center. Reno, Nevada 2010 Published Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2203673
Download ARCN_Climate_Station_Site_Evaluation_Final.pdf Sousanes P. 2010. Arctic Network Climate Monitoring Site Evaluation 2009. Fairbanks, AK 2010 Unpublished Report Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2221047
Click to view holdings Sousanes P. 2010. Recording the Trend: The Role of the Climate Monitoring Vital Sign in Understanding Park Ecosystems. Alaska Park Science. 9(1):10–12 (2 holdings) 2010 Journal Article Public 2 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2209644
Download Lawler J and Sousanes P. 2009. Weather and Climate Natural Resource Brief 2009 Generic Document Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2165484
Download PRISM_Maps_All.zip Alaska PRISM Climate Maps 1971-2000. PRISM Climate Group; National Park Service Map Public 1 Link to https://irma.nps.gov/App/Reference/Profile/2193235


Details

Key words: alaska, climate, monitoring, precipitation, temperature, trend, weather, wind

Subject Category:

  • Ecological Framework: Air and Climate | Weather and Climate | Weather and Climate

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