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VAWS: NWS Alaska Sea Ice Program Operations

November 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKST

Speaker: Mary-Beth Schreck
Sea Ice Program Leader
NWS Alaska Sea Ice Program

The Alaska Sea Ice Program (ASIP) is a unique program within the National Weather Service. The program has seen many changes over the years, including evolving from hand drawn sea ice analyses using a light box to GIS-based digital analyses. We will take a look at where we started, where we are now and what we do, and where we hope to be in the future. We will also look at some times when sea ice in Alaska waters has caused problems for both Alaska residents and others operating within Alaskan waters.