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

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Rick Thoman and Aaron Jacobs, National Weather Service

Southeast Alaska is part of the the largest temperate rainforest in the world and is dependent on copious amount of precipitation. Like other ecosystems, significantly below normal precipitation effects the entire hydrologic cycle. The impacts of a rainforest drought range from hydro-electric power generation and community water supply to fish migration. 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.

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