Dynamical downscaling for Alaska: what is it and how to use it?

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:00 AM AKDT
Peter Bieniek & Rick Lader (University of Alaska Fairbanks)

Climate-scale variability and change often has local effects not resolved in spatially coarse reanalysis and global climate model output. Downscaling bridges this gap by providing locally-relevant climate information for your backyard. One method of downscaling uses a regional dynamical model to produce the needed higher resolution grids and is the focus of this presentation. We will discuss unique value-added products such as rain-on-snow and extreme events as well as data-quality and uncertainty issues.

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