Title Integrated Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Variability on the Alaskan North Slope Coastal Region
Type Research Project
Abstract The focus of this project is to understand, support and enhance the local decision-making process on the North Slope of Alaska in the face of climate variability on seasonal to decadal timescales, both natural and anthropogenically induced.
Participants Claudia Tebaldi
Linda Mearns
Start Date Summer 2001
Funders NSF-Arctic System Science
Keywords integrated assessment
statistical downscaling
Research Themes Integrated Science and Regional Applications
Use of Scientific Information in Decision Processes
Vulnerability, Adaptation, Thresholds and Resilience


"Because the pathway to sustainability cannot be charted in advance, it will have to be navigated through trial and error and conscious experimentation. The urgent need is to design strategies and institutions that can better integrate incomplete knowledge with experimental action into programs of adaptive management and social learning."
NRC, Our Common Journey (1999)