Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Tom Ballinger, International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Alison York, Alaska Fire Science Consortium (AFSC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Gabe Wolken, International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks & Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Department of Natural Resources Ben Jones, Institute of Northern Engineering (INE) at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Gerald “JJ” Frost, ABR, Inc.—Environmental Research & Services
Issued annually since 2006, the Arctic Report Card is a timely and peer-reviewed source for clear, reliable and concise observational information on the current state of different components of the Arctic environmental system relative to historical records. The Report Card is intended for a wide audience, including scientists, teachers, students, decision-makers and the general public interested in the Arctic environment and science. This webinar will give a broad overview of the 2020 Arctic Report Card followed by Alaska-focused highlights.
David Kramer Emergency Response Specialist Emergency Services Branch Alaska Environmental Science and Services Integration Center National Weather Service
Weather plays a significant role for people’s lives, livelihoods, and property in Alaska. The ROC stands at the crossroads of weather and communication for the National Weather Service’s Alaska Region and we must remain vigilant of the ever changing weather. We will discuss the National Weather Service’s structure in Alaska and the ROC’s role in supporting National Weather Service operations and partners at all levels.
Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) International Arctic Research Center University of Alaska Fairbanks
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. We will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools and finish up the Climate Prediction Center’s forecast for January (20201!) and the remaining winter season. Join the gathering online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather.