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Source
Report prepared for the U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Date
Summer-1999
Author
Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies
Source
Report prepared for the U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Date
Summer-1999
Language
English
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alaska Native Health Board (ANHB)
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program (AMAP)
Alaska State District Council of Laborers (ASDCL)
Arctic health
Arctic Network
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Greenpeace
Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies (ICHS)
International Union for Circumpolar Health (IUCH)
Minerals Management Service (MMS)
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
North Slope Borough (NSB)
Social Transition in the North (STN)
State of Alaska Division of Public Health
U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
YKHC
Abstract
The Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies (ICHS) has participated in and is aware of a number of local, state, national, and international arctic health-related activities. This report provides short summaries of the activities of a variety of organizations. The activities include research discussions, planning, implementation, and interpretation of arctic programs.
Notes
Available upon request at the Alaska Medical Library, located on the second floor of UAA/APU Consortium Library. Ask for accession no. 102062.
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Changes in the climate of the Alaskan North Slope and the ice concentration of the adjacent Beaufort Sea

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature276015
Source
Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2010;99:67-74
Publication Type
Article
Date
2010
Author
Wendler, G
Shulski, M
Moore, B
Author Affiliation
Alaska Climate Research Center, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK, USA
Source
Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2010;99:67-74
Date
2010
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Alaska
Beaufort Sea
Climate change
North Slope
Sea ice
Abstract
A reliable data set of Arctic sea ice concentration based on satellite observations exists since 1972. Over this time period of 36 years western arctic temperatures have increased; the temperature rise varies significantly from one season to another and over multi-year time scales. In contrast to most of Alaska; however, on the North Slope the warming continued after 1976, when a circulation change occurred, as expressed in the PDO index. The mean temperature increase for Barrow over the 36-year period was 2.9°C, a very substantial change. Wind speeds increased by 18% over this time period; however, the increase were non-linear and showed a peak in the early 1990s. The sea ice extent of the Arctic Ocean has decreased strongly in recent years, and in September 2007 a new record in the amount of open water was recorded in the Western Arctic. We observed for the Southern Beaufort Sea a fairly steady increase in the mean annual amount of open water from 14% in 1972 to 39% in 2007, as deduced from the best linear fit. In late summer the decrease is much larger, and September has, on average, the least ice concentration (22%), followed by August (35%) and October (54%). The correlation coefficient between mean annual values of temperature and sea ice concentration was 0.84. On a monthly basis, the best correlation coefficient was found in October with 0.88. However, the relationship between winter temperatures and the sea ice break-up in summer was weak. While the temperature correlated well with the CO2 concentration (r=0.86), the correlation coefficient between CO2 and sea ice was lower (r=-0.68). After comparing the ice concentration with 17 circulation indices, the best relation was found with the Pacific Circulation Index (r=-0.59).
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Man's health in a changing arctic environment: Issue papers

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature83459
Source
Papers from a conference sponsored by Alaska Dept. of Health and Welfare and U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare
Publication Type
Report
Date
1971
Author
Conference on Arctic Health
Source
Papers from a conference sponsored by Alaska Dept. of Health and Welfare and U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare
Date
1971
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Alaska
Arctic
Asbestos
Benzopyrene
Cold environment
Communicable disease
Community health aide practitioner
Coronary risk factors
Drug abuse
Health hazards
Health services
Hearing loss
Human services
Industrial camps
North Slope
Nutrition
Persistent insecticides
Placer mining
Public Health
Abstract
Persons invited to attend the Conference on Man's Health in a Changing Arctic Environment included representatives of government, education, industry, professions and the general public. Scientific disciplines involved were public health, biomedicine, the behavioral sciences, engineering, ecology, economics and education. Each person on the list was invited to submit an Issue Paper for purposes of background and discussion in the Conference. The response was gratifying. Thirty papers were submitted, representing a cross-section of interests and viewpoints. A perusal of this variety of material will be most useful--and probably fascinating--to all participants in the Conference. The papers are presented here just as they were received--unedited and retaining the flavor and personal style of each author.
Notes
UAA/APU Consortium Library Alaskana Collection: RC958.A4 C66 1970b
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Radionuclide contaminant burdens in Arctic marine mammals harvested during subsistence hunting

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature102079
Source
Arctic. 2000 Jun;53(2):174-182
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2000
  1 website  
Author
Cooper, LW
Larsen, IL
O'Hara, TM
Dolvin, S
Woshner, V
Cota, GF
Author Affiliation
Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Department of Wildlife Management, North Slope Borough, Barrow, Alaska, U.S.A.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, U.S.A.
Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A.
Source
Arctic. 2000 Jun;53(2):174-182
Date
Jun-2000
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Canada
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
108mAg
137Cs
Alaska
Canada
Contamination
Marine mammals
North Slope Borough
Radioactivity
Radionuclides
Resolute region
Subsistence hunting
Abstract
We conducted gamma spectrometric analyses on more than 200 arctic marine mammal tissue samples. These samples were primarily provided by subsistence hunters from northern Alaska, with a smaller number of samples from the Resolute region in Canada. The majority of samples (>90%) had detectable levels of the anthropogenic radionuclide 137Cs, with a mean level observed in all samples of 0.67 Bq kg-1 dry weight ± 0.81 (SD). Converted to wet weight, the mean was 0.21 Bq kg-1 ± 0.19 SD. The median activity observed was 0.45 Bq kg-1 dry weight (0.18 Bq kg-1 wet weight) with a range from detection limits to 6.7 Bq kg-1 dry weight (1.1 Bq kg-1 wet weight). These findings confirm expectations that current anthropogenic gamma emitter burdens in marine mammals used in the North American Arctic as subsistence food resources are well below activities that would normally merit public health concern (~1000 Bq kg-1 wet weight). Some differences among species and tissues were observed. Beluga tissues had slightly higher mean burdens of 137Cs overall, and epidermis and muscle tissues in bowhead and beluga whales typically had higher burdens than other tissues analyzed. Low levels of the neutron activation product 108mAg (half-life 418 yr.), probably bioaccumulated from bomb fallout sources, were observed in 16 of 17 beluga livers analyzed, but were not found in any other tissues of beluga or in any other species sampled. A subset of 39 samples of various tissues was analyzed for the alpha and beta emitters 239,240Pu and 90Sr. Plutonium levels were near the threshold of detectability (~0.1 Bq kg-1 dry weight) in 6 of the 39 samples; all other samples had no detectable plutonium. A detectable level of 90Sr (10.3 ± 1.0 Bq kg-1 dry weight) was observed in only one of the 39 samples analyzed, a bowhead epidermis sample. Although the accumulation of 108mAg has not been previously reported in any marine mammal livers, all of our analytical measurements indicate that only very low levels of anthropogenic radioactivity are associated with marine mammals harvested and consumed in the North American Arctic.
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Review and analysis : social change and the alcohol problems on the Alaskan North Slope : a study conducted by the Center for Research on the Acts of Man

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature292758
Publication Type
Report
Author
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
Author Affiliation
University of Alaska Anchorage
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Indigenous Groups
Inuit
Publication Type
Report
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Keywords
Alcoholism - social aspects
Alaska
North Slope
Abstract
Social change and the alcohol problems on the Alaskan North Slope
Notes
HV5297.A4 K521 1980z ALASKA
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Social change and the alcohol problem on the Alaskan North Slope

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature292761
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Date
1980
Author
Klausner, S.Z.
Foulks, E.F.
Moore, M.H.
Author Affiliation
Center for Research on the Acts of Man
Date
1980
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Indigenous Groups
Inuit
Publication Type
Book/Book Chapter
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
Keywords
Alcoholism - Social aspects
Alaska
North Slope
Notes
HV5297.A4 K52 1980
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Technical information on solid waste management for North Slope activities.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature289746
Source
College [Fairbanks], Alaska : U.S. Public Health Service, DHEW, Environmental Health Service, Arctic Health Research Center. 10 pages.
Publication Type
Report
Date
1970
·... ,.. - t·- ' .•' ,. ALASKA RA 447 : .A4 A7 r no.t07 .. ::.. ,. ..- .. .,_.'.- " . ~.>.~ ."'.: arctic ":'.....,.. :.., health research .center. TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON SOUD WASTE MGMT. FOR . NORTH SLOPE ACTIVITIES . '" t :', :'. REPORT NO. 107 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION
  1 document  
Author
Environmental Engineering Section
Author Affiliation
Arctic Health Research Center
Source
College [Fairbanks], Alaska : U.S. Public Health Service, DHEW, Environmental Health Service, Arctic Health Research Center. 10 pages.
Date
1970
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Report
File Size
745408
Physical Holding
University of Alaska Anchorage
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Keywords
Alaska
North Slope
Waste disposal
Petroleum industry and trade
Sewage disposal
Hazardous wasts
Notes
UAA - ALASKA RA447.A4A7 no.107
UAF - ALASKA RA447.A4A7 no.107
Report (Arctic Health Research Center) no.107
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