Regional Climate Projections: North Slope and Northwest Coast
Publication Number: ACC-00112
Author/Sponsor: Scott Rupp
Available Online Only. Reduced sea ice, a drier landscape and a longer snow-free season could have profound impacts on vegetation, wildlife and subsistence activities in Alaska’s North Slope and northwest coast. Regional impacts predicted for these areas include erosion (the most pressing issue for coastal communities), shrinking marine habitat, drying of wetlands and shifting treeline.