In this video adapted from KUAC-TV and the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, learn how students help scientists study the relationship between climate change and lake ice and snow conditions. Examine how lakes store solar energy and how measurements of snow density, ice thickness, thermal conductivity, and temperature gradients provide information about climate. Observe students participating in ALISON (Alaska Lake Ice and Snow Observatory Network) as they gather data that can be used by everyone within the network.
This media asset was adapted from "ALISON: Alaska Lake Ice & Snow Observatory Network" by KUAC and Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
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