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S.T. Lee lecture: Climate Solutions for Pacific Island Resilience – the Pacific RISA Program

Dr. Laura Brewington (Arizona State University, the East-West Center) will provide an introduction to the Pacific Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (RISA) program, one of 11 NOAA RISA programs in the United States focused on regional climate science and adaptation. Now in its 16th year, the Pacific RISA is generating equitable climate solutions in Hawaii…

VAWS: Second Generation CMORPH for Real-Time Monitoring

The most important purpose of this webinar is to get feedback from our colleagues in the field offices on how we may improve the CMORPH2 to better serve operational applications in weather, water, and climate.

Climate, salmon, and fishing communities: Collaborative, solutions-oriented science for Alaska

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Speaker: Erik Schoen, International Arctic Research Center, UAF As Alaska's salmon respond to a rapidly changing environment, our fishing communities are experiencing record highs, disastrous lows, and uncertainty about what the future will bring. Climatic conditions affect salmon throughout their life cycle, from freshwater to the ocean and back. Climate can also influence salmon indirectly…

VAWS: The Alaska Aviation Weather Unit and Volcanic Ash Advisory Center

Speaker: Joshua Maloy (National Weather Service) The Alaska Aviation Weather Unit/Anchorage Volcanic Ash Advisory Center is a dual office that has both meteorological watch office and volcanic ash advisory center responsibilities. Falling under the auspices of NOAAs National Weather Service, the dual-office is located in Anchorage, AK. The presentation will provide an overview of operations,…

Alaska Fire Season 2022: Focus on Southwest Alaska and Impacts on Vegetation and Fuels

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Speakers: Rick Thoman (ACCAP Climate Specialist) and JJ Frost (ABR, Inc. Plant Biologist) The 2022 fire season in Alaska was unprecedented. Southwest Alaska experienced record-breaking fires that impacted local communities and challenged management resources. This webinar will review the weather, climate, and ecological factors that contributed to the severe wildfire season, with an in-depth look…

Laying the Foundation for Resilient Coastal Communities

Speaker: Rich Buzard The UAF Arctic Coastal Geoscience Lab uses a combination of remote sensing, ground and aerial surveys and citizen science to measure erosion and flooding in several Alaskan villages. During this webinar Rich will describe their work monitoring coastal erosion and laying the foundation for resilience in coastal Alaskan communities.

Southeast Alaska Drought

Join us to review the SE Alaska Drought Report. We'll discuss drought history, causes, and impacts. Select community perspectives will be highlighted.