SNAP creates plausible scenarios of potential conditions in an evolving climate

wildfire smoke over alaska

We collaborate with our diverse network to develop and communicate plausible scenarios of potential conditions in an evolving climate. SNAP was created in 2007 with Network Director Dr. Scott Rupp and a 3-person staff. We now comprise more than 20 researchers, programmers, science communicators, staff, and students.

SNAP professionals focus on the big picture, emphasize practical application, collaborate across disciplines, share what we know, and interpret for understanding.

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About the photo: NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this view of smoke across Alaska in 2015. Red outlines indicate areas where MODIS detected unusually warm surface temperatures associated with fire. Active fires can surround Fairbanks, so even a change in wind direction would not bring relief from the gases and particles that can cause respiratory and other health problems.