Four ACCAP Webinars Announced: Alaska Climate Outlook, Geostationary Satellite Improvements, and Satellite Hydrological Products

Date: 
21 May 2019

Four Webinars Announced
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)

May 2019 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
Friday, 24 May 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m. AKDT

Geostationary Satellite Improvements for Better Viewing of Alaska and Surrounding Areas
Tim Schmit, Research Satellite Meteorologist, NOAA NESDIS STAR, University of Wisconsin
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AKDT

June 2019 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
Friday, 21 June 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m. AKDT

Satellite Hydrological Products and their Utility in the Alaska Region
Ralph Ferraro, Satellite Climate Studies Branch, NOAA
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AKDT


The Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) announces four upcoming webinars. All webinars will be available online or in-person in the Akasofu building, room 407 on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Upcoming webinars include:

May 2019 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
Friday, 24 May 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m. AKDT

This webinar will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools, and finish with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for June 2019 and the summer season.

For more information about this webinar, go to:
https://accap.uaf.edu/May2019

Geostationary Satellite Improvements for Better Viewing of Alaska and Surrounding Areas
Tim Schmit, Research Satellite Meteorologist, NOAA NESDIS STAR, University of Wisconsin
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AKDT

There have been many recent changes to better observe Alaska from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) perspective. The most significant change was on 12 February 2019 when GOES-17 became NOAA’s operational West geostationary satellite. The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) has spectral bands covering the visible, near-infrared, and infrared portions of the electro-magnetic spectrum, and represents a major improvement from the legacy GOES imagers for many attributes. The current status of Level 2 or derived products, such as cloud heights or atmospheric motion vectors, from the GOES-17 ABI will also be covered.

For more information about this webinar, go to:
https://accap.uaf.edu/VAWS_June2019

June 2019 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
Rick Thoman, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy
Friday, 21 June 2019
12:00-1:00 p.m. AKDT

This webinar will review recent climate conditions around Alaska, review some forecast tools, and finish with the Climate Prediction Center's forecast for July 2019 and the fall season.

For more information about this webinar, go to:
https://accap.uaf.edu/June2019

Satellite Hydrological Products and their Utility in the Alaska Region
Ralph Ferraro, Satellite Climate Studies Branch, NOAA
Wednesday, 17 July 2019
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. AKDT