Weather and Climate Highlights and Impacts, Sep - Nov 2019

Autumn 2019 began with drought or abnormal dryness in southern Alaska and ended with rain. However, overall dry conditions have been in place for a couple years, and ecosystem services (e.g. fish flows) sensitive to long term precipitation will require more rain and higher elevation snows to return to normal. Read about the Sept-Nov season and see what early 2020 has in store.

The UAA/APU Books of the Year program is a powerful partnership between the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University that brings faculty, staff, and community members together to understand common themes through both books serve as the catalyst for discussions of larger issues of local and international significance and invited presentations. Rick Thoman…

In this video presentation recorded at the 2019 Glen Gerberg Weather & Climate Summit, ACCAP Climate Specialist Rick Thoman gives a brief background of his career, as well as what the International Arctic Research Center at UAF is doing to evaluate climate change.

March 2019 was exceptionally mild over nearly all of Alaska and northwest Canada. Why? Three main factors were involved: a persistent high pressure system over the region, record-low sea ice extent, and warm ocean temperatures.