While Southwest and Southcentral Alaska experienced cool, wet conditions in July, Utqiaġvik had its hottest month on record and Fairbanks had its second hottest. And Juneau’s heat lagged only behind July of 2018 and 2019.
As glaciers retreat in Southeast Alaska, scientists are trying to figure out how that will impact the marine environment.
The Juneau Icefield Research Program has been around for 70 years. First, exploring the icy expanse. And later, tracking the rate Southeast glaciers are shrinking.