Early evidence of climate induced ecological transformation on the Kenai Peninsula – is there a need to respond?

Dr. John Morton - Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
Dr. John Morton - Supervisory Fish & Wildlife Biologist, Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
The impacts of a warming climate on the 6 million-acre Kenai Peninsula are already dramatic and forecasted to become even more so. The southern peninsula was the epicenter of a spruce bark beetle outbreak that culled 1 million acres of forest in 15 years.

Alaska River Break-up: Historic comparison and 2015 Spring Outlook - What can we expect?

Crane Johnson & Rick Thoman, National Weather Service

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
Crane Johnson & Rick Thoman, National Weather Service
We will present a brief overview of current conditions and provide our spring statewide flooding potential outlook. This will be followed by a comparison of historic breakup years and a spring/summer climate outlook.

A Tale of Two Synthesis Efforts: the PacMARS & SOAR programs

Jackie Grebmeier (UMCES) and Sue Moore (NOAA/Fisheries)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM AKST
Speaking: 
Jackie Grebmeier (UMCES) and Sue Moore (NOAA/Fisheries)
Jackie Grebmeier (UMCES) and Sue Moore (NOAA/Fisheries) will provide a joint presentation on the PacMARS and SOAR programs, including the intent from the outset that the two synthesis efforts be complimentary.

Precipitation trends in Alaska: Data limitations and complex controls

Stephanie A McAfee, University of Nevada, Reno

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
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.

Ocean Acidification: Perceptions, Risks and Uncertainties

Jeremy Mathis, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory & Ocean Acidification Research Center University of Alaska Fairbanks

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM AKST
Speaking: 
Jeremy Mathis, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory & Ocean Acidification Research Center University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fisheries in Alaska are located in seas projected to experience ocean acidification (OA). We describe the current patterns of dependence on marine resources that could be negatively impacted by OA and the risk to Alaska’s fishery sector.

Uncertainty in the Arctic Water Cycle

Jessie Cherry , University of Alaska

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
Jessie Cherry , University of Alaska
This talk will discuss techniques for identifying and, where possible, quantifying various types of uncertainty in the Alaskan water cycle.

Climate Influence on Ice Breakup in Alaska

Larry Rundquist, NOAA National Weather Service

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
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.

Hydropower Planning in Alaska: Does Climate Change Matter?

Jessie Ellen Cherry, International Arctic Research Center & Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 10:00 AM AKST
Speaking: 
Jessie Ellen Cherry, International Arctic Research Center & Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks
In this presentation, a case study in Southeast Alaska is described, where most of Alaska’s hydropower facilities are concentrated. Challenges, as well as our interpretation of the historical record of climate variability, are discussed.

Salmon Stream Temperatures: Past, Present and Future

Sue Mauger, Cook Inletkeeper

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Speaking: 
Sue Mauger, Cook Inletkeeper
This webinar discusses the Temperature Network, a multi-year regional monitoring program designed to capture annual variation which will play an important role in identifying the most temperature-sensitive salmon streams in Cook Inlet.

Updated Precipitation-Frequency Atlas for Alaska

Sanja Perica, National Weather Service; Doug Kane & Sveta Stuefer, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM AKST
Speaking: 
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.