15A.4 Co-Production of Climate Services: Climate Outlooks for Alaskans

Thursday, 26 January 2017: 4:15 PM
605 (Washington State Convention Center )
Richard L. Thoman Jr., NOAA, Fairbanks, AK; and T. Buxbaum

"The National Weather Service (NWS) Alaska Region and the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (ACCAP) have collaborated on a monthly Climate Forecast Webinar since July 2014. Leveraging ACCAP's contact network and internet media expertise and the NWS climate forecast and regional expertise, the webinar reviews the recent and current state of the climate system and climate variability indicators, reviews climate forecast tools relevant to Alaska and provides Alaska-centered outlooks from the NWS Climate Prediction Center. The webinar has built up a core group of attendees from government, tribal groups, academia and Alaska based media, and recently solicited feedback suggests that the webinar provides a trusted source of climate information to Alaskans."
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