University of Alaska Fairbanks or online: 11:00am-12:00pm AKDT
Following a successful launch, the second new-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-S, became GOES-17 and is currently in the test position of 89.5 degrees West longitude. This fall, the satellite will begin drifting to its new position at 137 degrees West longitude, where it will begin imaging as the operational GOES-West satellite this November. GOES-West will dramatically improve weather satellite imaging of Alaska, with four times more detail compared to previous generation geostationary weather satellites, even on the North Slope.
Organizers invite registration for the 2018 Arctic Summer Institute titled Arctic Law, Science, and Policy. This pass/fail, two credit or Certificate of Completion course will take place 18-22 June 2018 in Portland, Maine.
The goal of the course is to provide students with an interdisciplinary knowledge base and the tools to practically and responsibly participate in Arctic affairs.
The course provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. Topics include: continuum mechanics, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, etc. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on a glaciology-related climate project. Some places are available for junior scientists.
The next Karthaus course will be held from 11 to 22 September 2018 in Karthaus (northern Italy).
The Face of Climate Change in the Arctic: The National Media's Role in Public Disengagement
Online or at the ARCUS D.C. office at 1201 New York Avenue, NW Washington D.C. - 12:00-1:00 pm EDT
The ARCUS Arctic Research Seminar Series brings leading Arctic researchers to Washington, D.C. to share the latest findings and what they mean for decision-making. These seminars will be of interest to federal agency officials, congressional staff, non-governmental organizations, associations, and the public.
This seminar titled “The Face of Climate Change in the Arctic: The National Media's Role in Public Disengagement” will focus on Arnold’s own experience and current research of media coverage on the human impacts of climate change in the Arctic.
The International Conference on Geology & Earth Science creates a platform for experts interaction, simultaneously with networking opportunities and also provides an opportunity to explore the innovative ideas of the other communities, companies and associations.
Geoscience-2018 conference includes Plenary lectures, Keynote lectures and short courses by eminent personalities from around the world in addition to contributed papers both oral and poster presentations.
University of Alaska Fairbanks or online: 10:00-11:00am AKDT
Breakup transforms an ice-covered river into an open river. Two ideal forms of breakup bracket the types of breakup that commonly occur. At one extreme is thermal breakup. During an ideal thermal breakup, the river ice cover deteriorates and melts in place, with no increase in flow and little or no ice movement. At the other extreme is the more complex and less understood mechanical breakup, which is the focus of this presentation. The main driver of mechanical breakup is the flow discharge hydrograph.
The 2018 Arctic Science Conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science will be held October 9th in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The meeting is being held in tandem with the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (CRRF)’s annual meeting, which runs from October 10-12. The conference theme is Health and Shared Prosperity in the North.