Articles | Volume 12, issue 5
Research article
28 May 2018
Research article |  | 28 May 2018

Impacts of a lengthening open water season on Alaskan coastal communities: deriving locally relevant indices from large-scale datasets and community observations

Rebecca J. Rolph, Andrew R. Mahoney, John Walsh, and Philip A. Loring

Data sets

Historical Sea Ice Atlas Scenarios Network for Alaska and Arctic Planning (SNAP)

Short summary
Using thresholds of physical climate variables developed from community observations, together with two large-scale datasets, we have produced local indices directly relevant to the impacts of a reduced sea ice cover on Alaska coastal communities. We demonstrate how community observations can inform use of large-scale datasets to derive these locally relevant indices.