The ability to make predictions on permafrost activity (freeze, thaw, date and depth) is improving, especially on a seasonal scale. The National Weather Service and the UAF research community are gathering stakeholder and community input about what potential forecast information is most useful and needed by stakeholders for the decisions they are making.

In October 2015 stakeholders discussed what forecast information and on what time scale they would find most useful. The discussion was led by Rick Thoman, Climate Science and Services Manager, NWS Alaska Region; and Vladimir Romanovsky, Professor of Geophysics at the UAF Geophysical Institute.