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Stream Dynamics

Tens of thousands of streams in the north Pacific coastal temperate rainforest shape the landscape and provide critical habitat and food sources for its inhabitants. From icy glacial waters to carbon-rich creeks draining from wetlands, these diverse watersheds drive the movement of nutrients and sediment from land to sea on globally significant scales.

Yakutat Stream Assessment

UAS researchers are working with local community members in Yakutat, Alaska, to investigate the relationship between landscape characteristics and stream temperatures using drone imagery and a network of temperature sensors across different aquatic habitats in the Situk River watershed.

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Glacial Outflow Sampling

ACRC researchers are sampling the glacial outflow stream during large storms and the Mendenhall outburst flood to better understand how climate change and extreme events are impacting coastal watersheds.

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Jason Outflow

Stream Chemistry

Monthly stream water monitoring provides needed data on water quality, stream chemistry, and streamflow that inform food web research, glacial influence studies, and resource management.

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Stream Food Webs

ACRC supports scientists studying food web dynamics in the salmon-rich streams of Southeast Alaska, which helps inform freshwater fisheries management in the face of climate change.

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