El Niño and Alaska: Past, Present, and Future

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 13:00 to 14:00

This webinar will examine how variations in the tropical Pacific can affect high-latitude regions such as Alaska.

A webinar presented by the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP), a RISA program, will examine from the variations in the tropical Pacific ocean and atmosphere. These variations are an important contributor to seasonal weather and climate variability over large portions of the globe, including Alaska. The warm phase of this variation, El Niño, is favored to be in place for the the upcoming fall and winter seasons. The presenters--Rick Thoman from National Weather Service and Jon Gottschalk from NOAA Climate Prediction Center--will review the current state of El Niño and expected development over the next several months and examine how variations in the tropical Pacific can effect high latitude regions such as Alaska. The webinar will conclude with a look at how past El Niño falls and winters have turned out and review the forecast for this coming cold season for Alaska.

The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. AKDT (1 p.m. EST). Pre-registration is strongly encourage. To register, visit: accap.uaf.edu

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