Webinars

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 2020: Building a Sustained Observing System

Jeremy Mathis - Director, NOAA Arctic Research Program (ARP)

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.

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.

BioMap Alaska: Citizen Science for Alaska's Oceans

Maribeth S. Murray, International Arctic Research Center; Howard Ferren, Alaska SeaLife Center; and Philip Loring, ACCAP

This webinar addresses a web-based tool which allows community members to contribute their observations of the marine environment and of species of interest.

Carbon Projects in Alaska: How they work and the risks and rewards

Nathan Lojewski, Forestry Manager, Chugachmiut; and Clare Doig, Forest Land Management, Inc.

This presentation will focus on how offset projects work and the different types of forest management activities involved, all with a focus on Alaska. It will also cover specific carbon projects in Alaska and working with land owners.

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.

Climate Change Scenarios for Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska

Anna Springsteen, University of Alaska and The Wilderness Society; Dr. Wendy Loya, The Wilderness Society

Join us to learn more about projected changes in temperature and precipitation and the resulting possible impacts on growing season, fire regimes, permafrost stability, and river and lake hydrology.

Climate Change and Boreal Forest Fires: What does the future hold?

Mike Flannigan, University of Alberta

A warmer world means a longer fire season, more lightning activity and drier fuels. An enhanced fire danger rating systems that accurately predict the spatial and temporal variability in fire danger can help us adapt to a warmer world.

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