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October 2019

October 2019 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

October 18 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT
Akasofu 407, UAF International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
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Speaker: Rick Thoman, ACCAP | We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the coming month and season.

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September 2019

September 2019 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

September 26 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT
Akasofu 407, UAF International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
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Speaker: Rick Thoman, ACCAP | We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the coming month and season.

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VAWS: Weather and social media: the good, the bad, and the viral

September 25 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKDT
Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407, 2160 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775 United States
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Dave will talk about the challenges of communicating with a social media audience, and share tips and considerations for crafting an understandable, eye-catching message, and shareable message for your audience.

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Climate change: from cutting-edge science to innovative solutions

September 9 @ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm AKDT
UAF Salisbury Theatre, 1718 Tanana Drive
Fairbanks, AK 99775 United States
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Katharine Hayhoe

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. Join her on September 9 for a free public lecture as she shares her perspectives on climate change, science and future solutions.

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Did Southeast Alaska drought conditions improve or worsen during the summer of 2019 and what will autumn/winter bring?

September 6 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKDT
Online only
drought status alaska

This talk will look at how the summer of 2019 turned out from a climate and drought perspective across the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska and look into if the region will see a wet autumn and snowy winter.

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August 2019

VAWS: What is an Atmospheric River and how do Alaska National Weather Service forecasters monitor these impactful events on communities and the hydrologic cycle?

August 21 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKDT
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This talk will review what we know of atmospheric rivers, how forecasters monitor these events, what type of impacts they can have on communities of Alaska, and ongoing research particular to Alaska.

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August 2019 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

August 16 @ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm AKDT
Akasofu 407, UAF International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
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Speaker: Rick Thoman, ACCAP | We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the coming month and season.

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The Emerging Risk of Algal Toxins in Western Alaska

August 13 @ 10:00 am to 11:00 am AKDT
Online only

This presentation will provide an overview of algal toxins and their impacts and a review of the recent changes in ocean climate that now make this a potential hazard for the coasts of western Alaska.

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Incorporating Drought Information into Wildland Fire Management Applications: Recent Research and Tool Development in California and Nevada

August 12 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

This presentation highlights recent efforts to incorporate drought-wildfire linkages into the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System.

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July 2019

VAWS: Satellite Hydrological Products and their Utility in the Alaska Region

July 17 @ 11:00 am to 12:00 pm AKDT
Akasofu 407, UAF International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
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In this presentation, a review of the methodology used to retrieve this information will be given, then followed by several practical applications for weather forecasting and climate monitoring.

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July 2019 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

July 12 @ 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm AKDT
Akasofu 407, UAF International Arctic Research Center, Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK
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We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the coming month and season.

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June 2019

VAWS: Geostationary Satellite Improvements for Better Viewing of Alaska and Surrounding Areas

June 12 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

There have been many recent changes to better observe Alaska from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) perspective. The most significant change was in February 2019, when GOES-17 became NOAA’s operational West geostationary satellite.

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The WMO Arctic Regional Climate Center (ArcRCC) and Pan Arctic Regional Climate Outlook Forum (PARCOF)

June 4 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

This presentation will provide an overview of the ArcRCC and the latest information from the Third PARCOF held in Rovaniemi, Finland, May 8-9.

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April 2019

VAWS: NWS Support for Avalanche Forecasting Operations in Southcentral Alaska

April 24 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

This presentation will discuss ways in which various NWS offices provide support to avalanche forecasting operations and highlights how the NWS Anchorage office has engaged its core partners while providing vital support during significant avalanche events across Southcentral Alaska.

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March 2019

VAWS: Improving Communication of Coastal Flood Warnings to Alaska Communities

March 13 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

This presentation will highlight recent success the National Weather Service has had in improving two-way communication and warnings to western Alaska communities during coastal flood events.

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February 2019

VAWS: NESDIS Snowfall Rate Product and Assessment

February 27 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKST

This seminar will include a description of the snowfall rate product, algorithm validation, and its assessment at the Juneau and Anchorage WFOs.

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December 2018

VAWS: Using Satellite Climate Data Records to Study the Shortwave Radiation Budget of Snow vs Sea Ice and Arctic vs Antarctic

December 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKST

Satellite climate data records show that decreasing sea ice cover, not changes in terrestrial snow cover, has been the dominant radiative feedback mechanism over the last few decades.

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November 2018

VAWS: Insights and Resources to Guide Climate Change Communication

November 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKST

This talk will provide a summary of important ideas from the field of climate change communication, with a focus on practical recommendations for weather and climate professionals.

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August 2018

VAWS: CIRA Development of Alaska-Relevant Satellite Applications from Suomi-NPP/JPSS-1 and GOES-R

August 22, 2018 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA), established at Colorado State University in 1980, works closely with NOAA to develop algorithms and applications based on its cadre of environmental satellites. Here, we present some of these applications, including the science behind them, with an eye toward their relevance to the Alaska Region.

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Carbon Projects in Alaska: How they work and the risks and rewards

August 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am to 11:00 am AKDT

This presentation will focus on how carbon offset projects work and the different types of forest management activities involved, all with a focus on Alaska.

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July 2018

VAWS: The NOAA Microwave Integrated Retrieval System (MiRS): Products, Applications, and Improvements

July 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

The presentation will cover the background of the MiRS retrieval approach, and then move on to discussion of retrieval products, user applications, and recent work aimed at scientific improvements. Where possible, examples will be chosen that are relevant to users in high-latitude regions such as Alaska.

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June 2018

VAWS: Volcanic Cloud Monitoring in the North Pacific: The Dawning of the GOES-R Era

June 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

Volcanic clouds, which are a major aviation hazard, are complex and the background environment in which they reside is often complicated as well. Much of the complexity is due to the multi-composition nature of volcanic clouds, which frequently consist of some combination of volcanic ash, volcanic gases, and hydrometeors. Thus, volcanic cloud remote sensing is very challenging.

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May 2018

VAWS: New capabilities, opportunities, and challenges using GOES-17 in Alaska

May 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

This presentation will discuss the value of GOES-17, particularly the unique aspects and challenges for high latitudes.

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River Ice Breakup: What Do We Know?

May 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

This presentation will focus on mechanical river ice breakup and the historical evolution of our understanding of this topic. The presentation will include discussions of ice cover formation and the typical resulting ice structure, wave-ice interaction, the physics of the cracking, and the current status of our understanding of breakup.

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April 2018

Understanding the Arctic Through A Co-Production of Knowledge

April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

The Arctic is changing at an accelerated rate due to climate change and increased anthropogenic activity. Given the rate of change, never has it been more important to work toward a holistic understanding of the Arctic’s interconnecting systems.

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February 2018

VAWS: An Exploration of Kodiak Wind Events

February 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKST

In this presentation, the factors leading to this strong wind event will be explored in-depth. In addition, a climatology of the top 10 wind events to occur in Kodiak City will be presented and classified based on similar synoptic and mountain wave properties. Finally, a statistical gap wind tool has been developed to help forecasters anticipate wind events which will be shared.

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October 2017

VAWS: Integrating Polar-Orbiting Products into the Forecast Routine for Explosive Cyclogenesis & Extratropical Transition

October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

This presentation seeks to show some early analysis and potential uses of the polar-orbiting datasets to compliment the geostationary imagery and therefore lead to earlier identification and possible warnings.

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September 2017

VAWS: Diagnosis and Validation of Surface Precipitation Type

September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

In this talk, several issues related to surface hydrometeor classification are discussed. These include uncertainty in the observations, algorithms used to deduce the precipitation type from numerical weather prediction models, and the uncertainty in the models themselves.

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August 2017

VAWS: HRRR-AK: Status and Future of a High-Resolution Forecast Model for Alaska

August 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

This talk will cover the current configuration of HRRR-AK, known strengths and weaknesses, and ongoing work at GINA toward assimilating new satellite datasets for improved HRRR-AK forecasts.

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July 2017

VAWS: Seasonal Forecasting Using an Analog Technique

July 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

An IARC project with John Walsh and Rick Thoman, Brettschneider uses an analog technique to forecast seasonal conditions based on previous months’ conditions.

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June 2017

VAWS: A Five-Year Study of Lightning Patterns Across Southcentral Alaska

June 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

The five-year lightning climatology will be presented along with a discussion of weather patterns that lead to thunderstorms with varying frequencies of lightning strikes across Southcentral Alaska.

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April 2017

VAWS: VIIRS Imagery Applications for Fire Weather Monitoring

April 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite has been producing high-quality imagery since its launch in October 2011.

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March 2017

VAWS: Breaking Up is Hard to Do: The Use of Imagery from Weather Satellites to Anticipate and Observe Breakup Flooding in Alaska

March 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

A new generation of weather satellites is helping the National Weather Service (NWS) anticipate and monitor breakup flooding in new ways.

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February 2017

2018 National Climate Assessment: Overview, Alaska Chapter, and Public Input for the 2018 Report

February 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKST

The purpose of the presentation is to provide a brief background on the NCA, present some current topical areas will include, and seek public feedback. It is hoped that the audience can provides feedback on current landscape changes that are affecting their lifestyles.

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December 2014

Climate Scenarios and Vulnerabilities in the Aleutian and Bering Sea Islands

December 17, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKST

Nick Bond and John Walsh will briefly summarize the downscaling methods and output variables they are each generating from global climate models for the mid-21st century for the Aleutian and Bering Sea region.

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Do Trophic Cascades Affect The Storage and Flux of Atmospheric Carbon? An Analysis for Sea Otters and Kelp Forests 

December 11, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKST

We combined data collected over the last 40 years to estimate the indirect effects of sea otters on ecosystem carbon production and storage across their North American range from Vancouver Island to the western edge of the Aleutian Islands. We find that sea otters, by suppressing sea urchins, substantially increase kelp ecosystem productivity and have a strong influence on kelp carbon flux and storage.

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November 2014

A Human Health Perspective on Climate Change: Promoting Community-Based Adaptation Planning for Climate Change in Alaska

November 17, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKST

In this presentation, Drs. Driscoll and Sunbury describe the monitoring system and the information it provides for improving public-health decision making.

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Climate Change Research on the Copper River Delta: The Emerging Effect of Local Variation

November 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKST

There are two areas of emphasis: (1) the timing of emergence of aquatic invertebrates in ponds across the entire Copper River Delta; and (2) variation in thermal regimes among streams and the associated salmon populations on the Delta.

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September 2014

Climate Change and Potential Impacts on Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Populations

September 26, 2014 @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm AKDT

This webinar will describe a conceptual model that is used to synthesize results from over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles to describe current trends in salmon populations, responses to climate change, predicted responses to climate change, and research needs in Alaska.

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