[CRYOLIST] 3 upcoming ACCAP webinars in March

Tina Buxbaum tmbuxbaum at alaska.edu
Fri Mar 9 14:25:55 PST 2018

Hello All,

ACCAP has three great webinars lined up for the last few weeks of March.
Hope you can join us and hope you are enjoying the snow and spring skiing!

Do let me (Tina Buxbaum, tmbuxbaum at alaska.edu) know if you are interested
in hosting a satellite viewing site for any of the webinars.



1. Virtual Alaska Weather Symposia Webinar: An Overview of NUCAPS Soundings
Research to Operations Activities to Support Operational Forecasting
*Emily Berndt, NASA*
*Wednesday, 21 March 2018 *
*11:00am-12:00pm AKDT*

To register for the webinar, please follow the registration link available

Cross-track Infrared Sounder/Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder
(CrIS/ATMS) soundings processed though the NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric
Processing System (NUCAPS) (i.e. NUCAPS Soundings) are currently available
in AWIPS-II as vertical temperature and moisture profiles for forecasters
to diagnose unique forecasting challenges. To further realize the potential
of NUCAPS Soundings in the operational environment, a team of scientists
and forecasters developed the capability to view 2-D gridded plan view and
cross section displays of NUCAPS Soundings (i.e. Gridded NUCAPS) in
AWIPS-II. The capability was initially developed in conjunction with the
Anchorage, Alaska, Center Weather Service Unit (CWSU) to diagnose layers of
cold air aloft which are hazardous to aviation activities. This
presentation highlights the collaboration with the CWSU, outlines
additional applications, and explains recent activities to decrease the
latency of NUCAPS data and baseline the Gridded NUCAPS in AWIPS.

Available in-person in *IARC/Akasofu 407 *on the UAF Campus or online

Registration and more information available at:

2. March 2018 National Weather Service Alaska Climate Outlook Briefing
*Rick Thoman, Climate Science and Services Manager, National Weather

*Friday, 23 November 201812-1:00pm  AKDT*

For more information, please go to: https://accap.uaf.edu/March_2018

Do you lie awake at nights wondering what the upcoming season will be like?
Want to place bets with friends and family on next month's weather? If so,
good news:

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.

Rick will also present a "*Feature-of-the-Month*" special addition in which
each month he will highlight a topic relevant to the particular month.

Available in-person in *IARC/Akasofu 407* on the UAF Campus or online

Feel free to bring your lunch and join the gathering in-person or join
online to learn more about Alaska climate and weather.

This will be a monthly series generally taking place the third Friday of
each month.

3. Alaska Climate Webinar Series: Assessing the Vulnerability of Alaska
*Bill Schnabel, University of Alaska Fairbanks*

*Tuesday, 27 March 201810-11:00am  AKDT*

To register for the webinar, please follow the registration link available

Communities in Alaska’s Arctic and Subarctic regions are at risk from
environmental threats including flooding, erosion, and thawing permafrost.
However, the character and relative magnitude of those risks can vary from
community to community, and it is not always clear which environmental
threats pose the greatest amount of risk.  This presentation describes an
ongoing project being conducted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the
USACE Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, and the US Army
Corps of Engineers Alaska District.  The project is sponsored by the Denali
Commission.  The purpose of the project is to use existing data to better
characterize the threats to Alaska’s communities associated with flooding,
erosion, and permafrost thaw, and develop a system by which stakeholders
can evaluate the combined threat.  The presentation will focus primarily
upon consideration of the threats imposed by permafrost thaw, as that is
the main focus of the UAF/CRREL component of the project.

Available in-person in *IARC/Akasofu 407 *on the UAF Campus or online

Registration and more information available at:

Tina Buxbaum
Program Manager
Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
2160 Koyukuk Drive * P.O. Box 757245 * Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: 907-474-7812 * Fax: 907-474-5662
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