Upcoming August ACCAP webinars

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Upcoming August ACCAP webinars

Tina Buxbaum
ACCAP has two webinars scheduled in August.  Please see information and flyers below.  Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Cheers,

Tina
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1.
ACCAP Alaska Climate Webinar
Ocean Acidification in Alaska: Current status, monitoring efforts, and potential impacts to marine life
Natalie Monacci (UAF Ocean Acidification Research Center) 
Bob Foy (NOAA Kodiak Fishery Research Center)
Tuesday, 9 August 2016 
10:00-11:00am AKDT

To register for the webinar, please fill out the form available at:

Jointly sponsored by the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network - Check out their new website here!

Scientists estimate that the ocean is 30% more acidic today than it was 300 years ago, traceable to increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil-fuel combustion and land-use change. Lowering the pH of seawater affects the ability of shell-building organisms to build and maintain their shells, which puts stress on the entire marine food chain. Alaska is expected to experience the effects of ocean acidification sooner and more seriously than lower latitudes due to its temperature and circulation patterns.  

This presentation will cover what we know about OA in Alaska, statewide monitoring efforts to track changes in seawater, and results of lab work to test the impacts of higher-acidity waters on commercially important species. It will also highlight resources available through the new Alaska Ocean Acidification Network, which was recently launched to help connect scientists and stakeholder communities, identify knowledge gaps, share data, and determine best practices for monitoring in Alaska.

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

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

2. 
August 2016 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Forecast Briefing
Rick Thoman, Climate Science and Services Manager, National Weather Service
Friday, 19 August 2016 
12-1:00pm  AKDT

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

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/august_2016/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. 

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