An Exploration of Kodiak Wind Events

Perry Dehne, NOAA; Julia Ruthford, NOAA; & Emily Niebuhr, NOAA NWS

In this presentation, the factors leading to this strong wind event will be explored in-depth. A climatology of the top 10 wind events to occur in Kodiak City will be presented & classified based on similar synoptic and mountain wave properties.

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.

Alaska Climate Dispatch: A State-Wide Seasonal Summary and Outlook

John Walsh, International Arctic Research Center; Sarah Trainor, ACCAP; and Gerd Wendler, Alaska Climate Research Center

The quarterly Alaska Climate Dispatch will provide seasonal weather and climate summaries as well as Alaska weather, wildfire, and sea ice outlooks in one easily accessible document.

April 2017 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefings

Rick Thoman, National Weather Service

Rick will present a "Feature-of-the-Month" special addition in which each month he will highlight a topic relevant to the particular month, review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the CPC forecast.

Arctic Science Summit Week/Arctic Observing Summit 2016

Hajo Eicken (UAF), Peter Schlosser (Columbia University)

With critical past, and potential future environmental changes affecting Alaska and the Arctic Region, the United States needs to rapidly expand long-term observing of the ice and marine environment across the Arctic.

Assessing the Vulnerability of Alaska Villages

Bill Schnabel, University of Alaska Fairbanks

The presentation will focus primarily upon consideration of the threats imposed by permafrost thaw, as that is the main focus of the UAF/CRREL component of the project.

Bering Strait Shipping: Sea Ice, Economics, and Governance

Henry Huntington, Pew Charitable Trusts

Commercial vessel traffic through the Bering Strait is expected to increase. Henry Huntington will explore the role of reduced sea ice, the economics of shipping, & the potential for effective governance of maritime activity in the area.

Climate Change and Tourism in Alaska

John Walsh, University of Alaska

Join us to learn about trends in the season length and frequency of weather conducive to sight seeing and how this can be applied in other tourist activities and locations in Alaska.