Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)
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 October and the late fall/early winter season. Join the gathering online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather.
Carl Dierking, Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA) University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
For Alaska, LEO and GEO satellites have advantages and disadvantages, however other traditional observation networks are sparse in the state, so it is important to utilize the best qualities of each platform to fully diagnose and monitor hazardous natural events. This presentation will show several examples of how data from each of these satellite platforms can be complementary in this process.