Webinars

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.

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.

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?

VAWS: NESDIS Snowfall Rate Product and Assessment

Huan Meng, NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research & Wes Adkins, NWS/Juneau, Alaska Weather Forecast Office

This seminar will include a description of the SFR product, algorithm validation, and its assessment at the Juneau and Anchorage WFOs.

Volcanic Cloud Monitoring in the North Pacific: The Dawning of the GOES-R Era

Michael J. Pavolonis, (NOAA/NESDIS) NOAA Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Volcanic clouds, which are a major aviation hazard, are complex and the background environment in which they reside is often complicated as well. This presentation will explore ways of using GOES-R for ash monitoring.

Wildfire and Smoke: Understanding and Predicting Hazards in Alaska

Randi Jandt, Martin Stuefer, Stacey Cooper

This webinar, organized jointly by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and the ACCAP, will focus on changing wildfire in Alaska and resulting smoke impacts to help our audience be prepared for the upcoming wildfire season.


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