PacTrans: River Ice Measurements for Transportation Safety in Rural Communities

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Svetlana Stuefer


University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Start Date: Jul 1, 2019
  • End Date: Dec 31, 2020

Project Summary

This project is relevant to the cold areas of Federal Region 10 where transportation routes can
occur on frozen surface of lakes and rivers. While they exist, these types of winter roads are
often the only opportunity for rural Alaskan communities to connect to the state highway
system and satisfy community supply needs. The goal of this project is to identify a set of river
ice measurements that can be used by rural communities to monitor river ice conditions for
safe winter travel.