CW3E Director Participates in Alaska AR Webinar

August 22, 2019

CW3E Director, Marty Ralph, participated in a webinar along with Aaron Jacobs, forecaster for the National Weather Service Juneau office, jointly hosted by the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a NOAA RISA team and the Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA). The webinar initially focused on atmospheric rivers (ARs). Marty began the webinar by explaining about AR research broadly and current efforts to better understand the dynamics and improve forecasts. Then Aaron spoke more explicitly about ARs impacts to Alaska, how the events are forecasted and communicated, and future areas of research related to Alaska ARs. Together the presentation provided foundational information about Alaska ARs to multiple stakeholders across the seven states with primary participation from Alaska. Stakeholders included 40+ participants from federal and state agencies as well as academic institutions, tribal organizations, and power utilities.

To view a recording of the webinar, click here.