Weather in Alaska

Would use these two clips as a hook in a larger lesson about the impacts of weather in Alaska.

First clip shows how a change in weather pattern caused a lack of snow in Anchorage, and also caused the Iditarod to be moved to Fairbanks, AK.

http://www.weather.com/news/weather/video/lack-of-snow-bad-news-for-iditarod-sled-dog-race-in-alaska

Second clip shows students from the University of Alaska in Fairbanks studying the effects of methane released from frozen/thawing lakes.

http://www.weather.com/series/great-outdoors/video/setting-methane-on-fire-below-frozen-ice-in-alaska

 

 

cool pic

2 comments for “Weather in Alaska

  1. Todd
    March 24, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    The ice-bound methane field trip is always popular. Fire and ice… how it not be fantastic.

  2. cballek
    April 8, 2015 at 1:27 am

    I like the use of this to show relative info on current climate change that is affecting us. The other link is always great.

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