Detecting, Projecting, and Attributing Changes in Extreme Events in Alaska
Speaking: Sarah Weidman, 2020 Hollings Scholar, and Rick Lader, International Arctic Research Center (IARC) at UAF
Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events
When: 28 July 2020
Where: Online: 11:00 am AKDT, 3:00 pm EDT
In a two part webinar, work on detecting and projecting changes in extreme temperature events over Alaska will be paired with a presentation on attributing the role of anthropogenic climate change in extreme events in Alaska.
Part 1: Detecting and Projecting Changes in Extreme Temperature Events over Alaska
Speaker: Sarah Weidman (NOAA Hollings Scholar)
This project investigates the likelihood of two recent extreme temperature events in Alaska: the persistent cold event in January 2012 and the record-breaking heat wave in July 2019.
Part 2: Attributing the role of anthropogenic climate change in extreme events in Alaska
Speakers: Rick Lader (International Arctic Research Center)
This presentation will examine three recent Alaska extreme events: 2015 wildfires, 2016 marine heatwave, 2018 Bering Sea low sea ice. The potential role of anthropogenic climate change will be assessed for all three cases.