Webinars

A Tale of Two Synthesis Efforts: the PacMARS & SOAR programs

Jackie Grebmeier (UMCES) and Sue Moore (NOAA/Fisheries)

Jackie Grebmeier (UMCES) and Sue Moore (NOAA/Fisheries) will provide a joint presentation on the PacMARS and SOAR programs, including the intent from the outset that the two synthesis efforts be complimentary.

Climate Influence on Ice Breakup in Alaska

Larry Rundquist, NOAA National Weather Service

Join us to learn about trends in ice breakup conditions over the past decades, to hear expectations for breakup in 2009, and to discuss implications of variability in breakup conditions.

Hydropower Planning in Alaska: Does Climate Change Matter?

Jessie Ellen Cherry, International Arctic Research Center & Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks

In this presentation, a case study in Southeast Alaska is described, where most of Alaska’s hydropower facilities are concentrated. Challenges, as well as our interpretation of the historical record of climate variability, are discussed.

Managing for the Future in a Rapidly Changing Arctic: A Report to the President

John Bengtson, National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Bendan Kelly, Executive Office of the President Joel Clement, Department of the Interior

This report is a call to action on a pressing issue of national importance. Our challenge is to apply the priniciples of Integrated Arctic Management to today's decisions and to those that lie ahead in our shared future as an Arctic nation.

Ocean Acidification: Perceptions, Risks and Uncertainties

Jeremy Mathis, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory & Ocean Acidification Research Center University of Alaska Fairbanks

Fisheries in Alaska are located in seas projected to experience ocean acidification (OA). We describe the current patterns of dependence on marine resources that could be negatively impacted by OA and the risk to Alaska’s fishery sector.

Precipitation trends in Alaska: Data limitations and complex controls

Stephanie A McAfee, University of Nevada, Reno

Existing studies of precipitation trends in Alaska simply did not agree about the magnitude or even direction of trends. We revisited the question, analyzing homogeneity and trends in station data and three commonly used gridded precipitation data sets.

Salmon Stream Temperatures: Past, Present and Future

Sue Mauger, Cook Inletkeeper

This webinar discusses the Temperature Network, a multi-year regional monitoring program designed to capture annual variation which will play an important role in identifying the most temperature-sensitive salmon streams in Cook Inlet.

The US Arctic Research Commission’s Working Groups

Dr. Cheryl Rosa, United States Arctic Research Commission (USARC)

This webinar will present an overview of the mission and objectives of the three US Arctic Research Commission working groups, as well as ways to connect with their activities.

Uncertainty in the Arctic Water Cycle

Jessie Cherry , University of Alaska

This talk will discuss techniques for identifying and, where possible, quantifying various types of uncertainty in the Alaskan water cycle.

Updated Precipitation-Frequency Atlas for Alaska

Sanja Perica, National Weather Service; Doug Kane & Sveta Stuefer, University of Alaska Fairbanks

In this webinar, the authors will present the steps taken in the data collection, analysis, QA/QC, discuss some of the problems and finally present results of the updated precipitation atlas.