Webinars

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.

Climate Change in Alaska: Impacts on the Entomofauna

Derek SIkes, University of Alaska Museum

The University of Alaska Museum Insect Collection is a biorepository for vouchers from varied projects throughout Alaska. A number of examples of possible and potential climate change impacts on the terrestrial invertebrates of Alaska will be presented.

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.

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.

Drought in a Rainforest...how can that be??

Rick Thoman and Aaron Jacobs, National Weather Service

This talk will go through the causes, specific impacts and how difficult it is to predict the onset and relief from drought conditions in an rainforest.

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.

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