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Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research

THE COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE for Arctic Research (CIFAR) was createdin 1994, atthe University of Alaska following several years of teamwork between the university and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) Environmental Research Laboratories (ERL). Among the 13 NOAA-university joint institutes established to promote greater collaboration between researchers from NOAA laboratories and U.S. universities, CIFAR is the only one solely concerned with the study of the Arctic. Global warming is expected to change the Arctic more than any other area of the world. CIFAR is located at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks (UAF), in the International Arctic Research Center. CIFAR maintains affiliations with the Center for Global Change (CGC), the Institute of Marine Sciences, the Institute of Arctic Biology, the UAF's Geophysical Institute, and School ...

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