Webinars

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.

Climate Change Adaptation for an At Risk Community – Shaktoolik Alaska

Terry Johnson, Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program

U of Alaska Sea Grant agent Terry Johnson & consultant Glenn Gray worked with the community over a two-year period to develop an adaptation plan. Johnson explains how the plan was developed & how reality differs from theory in climate adaptation planning.

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.

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.

Resilience Dialogues: Connecting communities with experts via online dialogues to lay the groundwork for long-term climate resilience

Sarah Zerbonne & Rachel Jacobson, Resilience Dialogues team; Catherine Kemp & Alexandra Long, Anchorage Mayor's Office

Using a facilitated online dialogue process, Resilience Dialogues enables communities to engage with scientists and resilience practitioners to identify challenges, locate relevant resources, and prioritize achievable action steps towards resilience.

River Ice Breakup: What Do We Know?

Steven F. Daly PE, PhD, D.WRE ERDC/CRREL USACE

The presentation will include discussions of ice cover formation and the typical resulting ice structure, wave-ice interaction, the physics of the cracking, and the current status of our understanding of breakup.

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.

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.

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