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Juneau Hollings Scholar Presentations: Winds and Atmospheric Rivers

July 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKDT

The Juneau National Weather Service Forecast office remotely hosted two NOAA Hollings Scholars during the summer of 2020. This webinar will cover the work of those two scholars.

Speaker: Brennan Dettmann – Using R and python to analyze the relationship between sustained wind speed, wind direction, and wind gust data from 97 observation sites throughout Southeast Alaska to improve wind gust forecasts.
Speaker: Leanne Blind-Doskocil – Studying the strength of atmospheric river events in southeast Alaska based on integrated vapor transport values, duration of each event, optimal transport direction, and precipitation amounts.