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December 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for January (2021) and the remaining winter season.

VAWS: NWS Alaska Sea Ice Program Operations

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

We will also look at some times when sea ice in Alaska waters has caused problems for both Alaska residents and others operating within Alaskan waters.

October 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for November and the early winter season.

Complementary Uses of GEO and LEO Satellite Data in Alaska

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

For Alaska, LEO and GEO satellites have advantages and disadvantages, however other traditional observation networks are sparse in the state, so it is important to utilize the best qualities of each platform to fully diagnose and monitor hazardous natural events. This presentation will show several examples of how data from each of these satellite platforms can be complementary in this process.

September 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for October and the late fall/early winter season.

VAWS: Deconstructing Surface Water in Permafrost Regions

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

Speaker: Erin Trochim, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Satellite records from the mid 1980s onward provide the opportunity to examine surface water distribution and change in permafrost regions. This is important because the nature of permafrost can create conditions where change is likely to occur but hydrology conditions can be highly variable. We will discuss…

August 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for September and the fall season.

Detecting, Projecting, and Attributing Changes in Extreme Events in Alaska

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

In a two part webinar, work on detecting and projecting changes in extreme temperature events over Alaska will be paired with a presentation on attributing the role of anthropogenic climate change in extreme events in Alaska.

Bering Science: Spring 2020 Bering Region Ocean Update

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

We will be presenting some new data and information products, based on the needs of federal and state agency managers, coastal communities, tribes, and private industry, and invite webinar participants and other residents of western Alaska to join our conversation about their observations and their needs.

July 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for August and the remaining summer/early fall season.

Alaska’s berries and their changing seasons

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

Dr. Spellman and Dr. Mulder will discuss the ongoing research by IARC and Institute of Arctic Biology that explores how earlier springs, warmer summers and wetter falls influence our amazing Alaska berries throughout their life cycles.

June 2020 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for July and the summer season.

VAWS: Radar Love – New Data, New Services, and the Rising Allure of SAR

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

This presentation will introduce you to some of these recent developments, specifically focusing on current and upcoming sensors as well as on new data products and services offered by the Alaska Satellite Facility, NASA's prime data center for SAR data.

Viewing historical and future wind information for Alaska

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

ACCAP has recently developed a visualization tool that displays wind information for 71 coastal and inland locations around Alaska, based on hourly station reports and hourly downscaled winds from two climate models.

2020 Alaska River Break-up Preview

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

Crane Johnson with the NWS Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center will review break-up basics and an overview of current conditions. ACCAP Alaska Climate Specialist Rick Thoman will provide the latest subseasonal outlooks that help inform the outlook.

Forecasting Green-up: It’s seems simple…but it’s not

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

Green-up, that time when leaves burst forth from Alaska's deciduous trees has important implications for the seasonal ecology, society and even meteorology in the state.

VAWS: How NUCAPS and gridded NUCAPS can help you

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

This seminar will discuss NUCAPS data and how it can be used to provide useful information over Alaska, and offer suggestions of when it's likely to be most useful.

Rapid Change: 2019 in Northwest Alaska’s Oceans and Impacts to Ecosystems and People.

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

Speakers: Gay Sheffield (Sea Grant), Donna Hauser (IARC), Rick Thoman (ACCAP) Summer 2019 was another remarkable year for the Bering and Chukchi Sea regions, with record early sea ice loss in the spring, very warm oceans and late freeze-up producing wide ranging impacts, from the ocean food web to individual and community activities. This webinar…

Tundra be dammed: Beaver colonization of the Arctic

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

Speaker: Ken TapeResearch Associate Professor Geophysical Institute Snow, Ice and Permafrost Group University of Alaska Fairbanks Using time series of satellite images, we have observed hundreds of new beaver ponds in tundra regions of western and northern Alaska. This talk will describe beaver movement into arctic tundra regions and some predicted implications for tundra ecosystems.

A Climatology of Snow to Liquid Ratios in Alaska

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

Snow to liquid ratios (SLR) continue to be a large source of error for forecasters in the prediction of snow amounts during the winter months.

Working together to adapt to a rapidly changing North

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

Landscape Conservation Cooperatives (LCCs) bring partners together to work on conservation solutions that help communities and decision makers adapt to and thrive in a rapidly changing north. This presentation will give an overview of the four Alaska LCCs.

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

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

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.

The climate has changed, have we? Reflections on 50 years of fire management in Alaska

Online or In-person in Akasofu/IARC 407 2160 Koyukuk Drive, Fairbanks

Jointly sponsored and hosted by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium Speaker: Randi Jandt, Alaska Fire Science Consortium Randi Jandt talked about the evolution of Alaska firefighting practices--field and management--over the past 50 years. We are starting to be aware of the changes in climate and in Alaska forests: is the wildfire "problem" the same one…