Forecasters routinely monitor total precipitable water (TPW) in the atmosphere via the NOAA operational blended TPW product. A new Advected Layer Precipitable Water (ALPW) product provides a vertical dimension and depicts long-fetch flows of moisture which enhance flood events. How these products are generated will be explained, and typical forecast uses including in the Alaska region will be presented. Upcoming improvements to these products will be discussed.
Human migration is projected as one of the greatest adverse impacts of climate change with future flows of climate migrants, also referred to as climate refugees, predicted at 200 million by 2050 (IPCC 2006).To address this intense and complex climate change impact, the Belmont Forum is excited to announce the scoping of a new international funding opportunity focused on Migration and Climate Change. We invite you to participate in a special online meeting to share your expert perspective of the state of the science as it relates to research and societal needs in Migration.
In 2016, the National Science Foundation (NSF) unveiled a set of “Big Ideas,” 10 bold, long-term research and process ideas that identify areas for future investment at the frontiers of science and engineering (see https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/big_ideas/index.jsp). The Big Ideas represent unique opportunities to position our Nation at the cutting edge of global science and engineering leadership by bringing together diverse disciplinary perspectives to support convergence research.
Speakers: Dr. Katie V. Spellman & Dr. Christa P.H. Mulder
Online: 10:00 - 11:00 am AKDT, 2:00 - 3:00 pm EDT
Changes in the timing of the seasons in Alaska influences our wild berry flowering, pollination, ripening and fruit dispersal (including by us berry pickers). Dr. Katie Spellman and Dr. Christa Mulder will discuss the ongoing research by the UAF International Arctic Research Center and Institute of Arctic Biology that explores how earlier springs, warmer summers and wetter falls influence our amazing Alaska berries throughout their life cycles. Learn how public participation in this scientific research is helping improve our knowledge of ways berries are changing across our state.
Improving Understanding of Ice Sheet and Solid Earth Processes Driving Paleo Sea Level Change
NEWS April 6th, 2020:
The organizing team is following closely the global development of COVID-19. At the moment, the meeting is NOT CANCELLED. We will keep the PALSEA community informed through the mailing list. At the moment, we invite potential attendees NOT TO MAKE ANY TRAVEL PLANS until we confirm the meeting dates.
The PalSea Meeting will take place 14-16 September, 2020 at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in New York.