Webinars

Connecting Alaska Landscapes Into the Future

Nancy Fresco, Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning, and Karen Murphy, US Fish and Wildlife Service

This project’s goal was to develop the ecosystem functions to ensure landscape-level connectivity within Alaska in the face of climate change.

Downscaled Snow Projections for Alaska

Stephanie McAfee, Alaska Climate Science Center

This webinar includes a discussion of a new set of downscaled snow projections available for the state of Alaska, as well as an explanation of how downscaled climate data are created, including strengths and weaknesses.

Dynamical downscaling for Alaska: what is it and how to use it?

Peter Bieniek & Rick Lader (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Climate-scale variability and change often has local effects not resolved in spatially coarse reanalysis and global climate model output. Downscaling bridges this gap by providing locally-relevant climate information for your backyard.

El Niño and Alaska - Past, Present, and Future

Rick Thoman, National Weather Service & Jon Gottschalck, NOAA Climate Prediction Center

We will review the current state of El Niño & expected development, examine how variations in the tropical Pacific can effect Alaska, finish with a look at how past El Niño falls & winters have turned out & review the forecast for this coming cold season.

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.

Methane Emissions from Thermokarst Lakes

Katey Walter Anthony, Water & Environmental Research Center

This presentation examines the role and importance of permafrost melt in the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Ocean Acidification: What it Means to Alaska

Jeremy Mathis, Professor, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks

In this presentation, the controls and seasonal distribution of ocean acidification around Alaska will be discussed in the context of the import commercial fisheries.