Rick Thoman, Climate Science and Services Manager, National Weather Service
University of Alaska Fairbanks, or online: 12:00-1:00pm AKDT
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.
Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland
Extreme weather events are commonly encompassed phenomena such as heat waves, droughts, floods and storms. In cold regions, these are augmented with snow and sea-ice related extreme events, usually triggered by anomalous atmospheric or oceanic conditions.
Although extreme events are a core climate research focus, cryospheric extremes have not received much attention yet. The overarching aim of the workshop is to review our understanding of cryospheric extreme events in the past, present and future, and to identify research needs.
The EU Horizon 2020-funded APPLICATE project, in cooperation with the World Meteorological Organisation’s Polar Prediction Project (PPP) in occasion of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) and other partners will be organizing the Polar Prediction School 2018 on weather and climate prediction in the polar regions at Abisko Scientific Research Station in Sweden.
This event, organized by the Arctic Research Consortium of the U.S., the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Anchorage Museum, and the Institute of the North; will bring together members of the Anchorage-area Arctic research community to share information among the diverse research and creative community activities being conducted by a broad array of organizations, and to foster new connections and collaborations.
For a full program, and to register, please follow the link above.
This talk will provide a brief overview of current hydrologic conditions and notable events over the past winter, including late freeze up on the Kuskokwim, heavy snow in parts of the Interior, and drought in Southeast Alaska. I will provide an outlook for breakup on the larger rivers this spring and possible flood risks, as well as information about our daily forecast products through breakup and during open water season.
Available in-person in IARC/Akasofu 407 on the UAF Campus or online
The Nansen Legacy project breaks new ground in national-scale Arctic research collaborations. In Norway, a sustainability report is required for any economic activity in its sea territory, but no single institution could achieve this demanding goal alone for its hitherto ice-covered waters. Thus, a national team formed representing nearly Norway’s entire marine Arctic expertise including 130 scientists, 50 new recruiting positions, and Norway’s new research icebreaker.
Team Arctic Encounter Symposium is working to bring the strongest, most diverse Arctic Encounter yet to Seattle in April 2018. Registration will soon be opened and announced. Speakers, sponsors, musical performances, exhibitors, new international partnerships, and other exciting announcements will also be released on a rolling basis via e-mail and social media.
The Department of Geography at Durham University is delighted to be hosting the 6th and final conference of the 'Palaeo-Arctic Spatial and Temporal Gateways' (PAST Gateways) network. As with previous conferences, it will include oral and poster presentations over 2.5 days and a mid-conference field trip.