Webinars

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.

Permafrost Degradation and Monitoring in Alaska

Kenji Yoshikawa, University of Alaska

Join us to learn about mechanisms of permafrost thaw and how this school-based monitoring project is helping us understand permafrost degradation in Alaska.

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.

SEARCH for Arctic Answers

Brendan Kelly, Executive Director of SEARCH

Brendan Kelly, Executive Director of SEARCH, will discuss SEARCH and the Arctic Answers initiative.

Seasonal Forecasting Using an Analog Technique

Brian Brettschneider, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Many places have a local saying that reads, “if you don’t like the weather, wait 15 minutes.” This idiom is not as applicable to Alaska, where strong seasonality is an ever present fact of life.

Snow Falling on Yellow-Cedars

Paul Hennon & Dave D'Amore, US Forest Service

Scientists describe how they untangled climate and ecological characteristics of yellow-cedar to solve the mystery of the dying yellow-cedar forests.

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.

The exceptionally warm winter of 2015-16 in Alaska: Attribution and anticipation

John Walsh, ACCAP/International Arctic Research Center/University of Alaska Fairbanks

Alaska experienced record-setting warmth during the 2015-16 cold season (October-April). (1) Why was Alaska so warm during the 2015-16 cold season? (2) At what point in the future might this warmth become typical if greenhouse warming continues?