ACCAP Climate and Weather Webinars

Upcoming webinars

VAWS: Predicting pyroCumulonimbus (pyroCb) events through remote sensing resources in support of National Weather Service and Firefighting agencies

This presentation will examine the efficacy of NUCAPS-derived near-surface lapse rate and vapor pressure deficit, mid-troposphere moisture content, and instability parameters to facilitate early warning of pyroCb development. NRL-MMD is developing fire pixel clustering and NUCAPS filtering techniques to focus on specific wildfire events that are likely to produce pyroCb activity. The overarching objective is to provide weather forecasters and firefighting agencies with a potentially invaluable resource related to hazards ensuing from convective cloud development over active wildfires.

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Alaska Spring River Breakup

Speakers: Celine van Breukelen (Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center) and Rick Thoman (Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy) There’s a deep snowpack across Alaska as spring melt approaches. Celine van…

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April 2023 NWS Climate Outlook Briefing

Speaker: Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy We will review recent and current climate conditions around Alaska, highlight some forecast tools and finish up with the Climate…

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We strongly encourage registration for webinars.

Registration helps speakers tailor their presentations to the audience. You will find a Register link with each webinar description.

See "How to Join" below for instructions on how to view and listen over Zoom.

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ACCAP webinar types

Alaska Climate Webinars

Presented by a variety of speakers on Alaska climate-related topics.
30-40 minutes of presentation followed by discussion and questions from participants.

Available online or in person in Room 407 in the Akasofu Building on UAF's Fairbanks campus.

Alaska Climate Outlook Briefings

Presented by ACCAP Alaska Climate Specialist Rick Thoman.
Join Rick for a monthly review of recent climate conditions around the state. Rick also highlights an interesting climate topic or anomaly, and shares the NOAA Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the next few months.

Bring your lunch and join us online or in person in Room 407 in the Akasofu Building on UAF's Fairbanks campus.

Virtual Alaska Weather Symposia (VAWS)

A collaboration between ACCAP, the Geographic Information Network of Alaska, and the NOAA National Weather Service.
We bring satellite-based presentations to a statewide audience, while avoiding the costs of an in-person symposium.

Available online or in person in Room 407 in the Akasofu Building on UAF's Fairbanks campus.

How to join an ACCAP webinar

Zoom is our webinar provider. The audio portion of the webinar is through either internet audio or a phone line. The slide presentation is streamed via computer.

Questions? Comments? Suggestions? Contact ACCAP via email or call (907) 474-7812.

View and listen

  1. Register. Click the registration link in the webinar description and complete the form.
  2. Check your email. You will get an email after registering that directs you to the webinar link. If you register 15 minutes or less before the webinar start time, you will be taken directly into the webinar.
  3. Choose an audio option. Choose only one to avoid feedback issues:
    • Join with computer audio - good option if you have decent internet.
    • Join with phone call - good option if your internet might be unstable.