A researcher sets up a climate station high in the Brooks Range.
High-elevation climate stations can tell us a lot about locations that experience extreme weather.
Science conducted in mountainous regions can expand our knowledge about the impacts of a changing climate, the condition and trend in key species, and help us answer research questions. Mountain parks provide valuable opportunities for National Park Service scientists and our university and agency partners.
  • A man stands on top of a snowcapped mountain.
    Montane Climate Change

    Climate change is impacting parks in different ways, depending on their location and resource sensitivity.

  • Researcher on a nunatak recording vegetation data.

    Monitoring provides consistent data to track condition and trends.

  • Scientists take measurements on a glacier.

    Research in mountain parks can help us answer critical questions about our environment.

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    Last updated: November 8, 2022