Sponsored by Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy, University of AK Fairbanks
ACCAP state-wide climate teleconferences are designed to promote dialogue between scientists and people in government, land and resource management, industry and individual residents who need information related to climate change in Alaska to make well informed decisions. Our goal is to create a forum for discussion and information exchange of the current state of knowledge about specific aspects of climate change in Alaska that is accessible to people state-wide and identifies existing information gaps and how best to fill them. Each conference will start with 15-20 minutes of presentation followed by discussion and questions from participants.
Upcoming teleconferences include
Tuesday, September 18; 10:00-11:00am
CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN ALASKA: THE WEATHER PERSPECTIVE
James Partain, National Weather Service
This teleconference will highlight many of the impacts from climate change on Alaska’s weather. These impacts span the range of National Weather Service program areas from Aviation to Volcanic Ash and everything in between. The presentation and discussion period will provide information and develop a shared understanding about links between climate change and weather and how these links drive the services, decision-support, research & development, and policy of the National Weather Service.
Tuesday, October 9; 10:00-11:00am
UNDERSTANDING COASTAL EROSION IN ALASKA
David Atkinson, University of Alaska
What are the physical mechanisms for erosion in the coastal regions of Alaska? How does permafrost thaw influence erosion? Join us to explore these questions and discuss what information you need to understand and prepare for coastal erosion in Alaska.
Tuesday, November 13; 10:00-11:00am
ESTIMATING FUTURE VALUE OF ALASKA PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE AT RISK TO CLIMATE CHANGE
Peter Larsen, University of Alaska
Alaska’s public infrastructure is designed for a cold climate. We can expect 10-20% higher costs for infrastructure replacement due to climate change. Join us for a discussion of the on-going work at the Institute of Social and Economic Research to update a public infrastructure database and estimate of future costs to infrastructure replacement due to climate change.
(All presentations are listed as Alaska Daylight/Standard Time)
Many of us with dial-up and just the one telephone line could not see and listen, simultaneously. Hooray!! =D> the Powerpoint slides in a pdf file will be available ahead of the teleconference.
Thanks for your interest in the ACCAP Alaska Climate Teleconferences. Yes. I have posted the ppt presentation for Tuesday’s teleconference on the ACCAP website:
Let me know if you have trouble downloading it.
I plan to post ppt presentations of future teleconferences in the same way. I hope this can accommodate your needs. If not, please let me know.
Sarah Fleisher Trainor
Research Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
Stakeholder Liaison, Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning