3 upcoming ACCAP webinars in March

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3 upcoming ACCAP webinars in March

Tina Buxbaum
Hello All,

ACCAP has three great webinars lined up for the last few weeks of March.  Hope you can join us and hope you are enjoying the snow and spring skiing!

Do let me (Tina Buxbaum, [hidden email]) know if you are interested in hosting a satellite viewing site for any of the webinars.

Cheers,

Tina
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1. Virtual Alaska Weather Symposia Webinar: An Overview of NUCAPS Soundings Research to Operations Activities to Support Operational Forecasting Challenges
Emily Berndt, NASA
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 
11:00am-12:00pm AKDT

To register for the webinar, please follow the registration link available at:

Cross-track Infrared Sounder/Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (CrIS/ATMS) soundings processed though the NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS) (i.e. NUCAPS Soundings) are currently available in AWIPS-II as vertical temperature and moisture profiles for forecasters to diagnose unique forecasting challenges. To further realize the potential of NUCAPS Soundings in the operational environment, a team of scientists and forecasters developed the capability to view 2-D gridded plan view and cross section displays of NUCAPS Soundings (i.e. Gridded NUCAPS) in AWIPS-II. The capability was initially developed in conjunction with the Anchorage, Alaska, Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU) to diagnose layers of cold air aloft which are hazardous to aviation activities. This presentation highlights the collaboration with the CWSU, outlines additional applications, and explains recent activities to decrease the latency of NUCAPS data and baseline the Gridded NUCAPS in AWIPS.

Available in-person in IARC/Akasofu 407 on the UAF Campus or online 

Registration and more information available at: https://accap.uaf.edu/March2018_VAWS


2. March 2018 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Rick Thoman, Climate Science and Services Manager, National Weather Service
Friday, 23 November 2018
12-1:00pm  AKDT

For more information, please go to: https://accap.uaf.edu/March_2018

Do you lie awake at nights wondering what the upcoming season will be like? Want to place bets with friends and family on next month's weather? If so, good news:

The tools and techniques for making monthly and season scale climate forecasts are rapidly changing, with the potential to provide useful forecasts at the month and longer range. Rick Thoman (Climate Science and Services Manager, Environmental and Scientific Services Division, National Weather Service Alaska Region) will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review forecast tools and finish up with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for the upcoming season. 

Rick will also present a "Feature-of-the-Month" special addition in which each month he will highlight a topic relevant to the particular month.  

Available in-person in IARC/Akasofu 407 on the UAF Campus or online (http://accap.adobeconnect.com/march_2018/event/registration.html)

Feel free to bring your lunch and join the gathering in-person or join online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather.

This will be a monthly series generally taking place the third Friday of each month. 

3. Alaska Climate Webinar Series: Assessing the Vulnerability of Alaska Villages
Bill Schnabel, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
10-11:00am  AKDT

To register for the webinar, please follow the registration link available at:

Communities in Alaska’s Arctic and Subarctic regions are at risk from environmental threats including flooding, erosion, and thawing permafrost.  However, the character and relative magnitude of those risks can vary from community to community, and it is not always clear which environmental threats pose the greatest amount of risk.  This presentation describes an ongoing project being conducted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the USACE Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, and the US Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District.  The project is sponsored by the Denali Commission.  The purpose of the project is to use existing data to better characterize the threats to Alaska’s communities associated with flooding, erosion, and permafrost thaw, and develop a system by which stakeholders can evaluate the combined threat.  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.

Available in-person in IARC/Akasofu 407 on the UAF Campus or online 

Registration and more information available at: https://accap.uaf.edu/Vul_AK_Villages




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Tina Buxbaum
Program Manager
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
2160 Koyukuk Drive * P.O. Box 757245 * Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: 907-474-7812 * Fax: 907-474-5662
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