MEETING SUMMARIES NOWCASTIN G AN D FORECASTIN G ALASKA N WEATHE R B Y NICOL E MOLDERS , DO N MORTON , GRE G NEWBY , ERIC STEVENS , AN D MARTI N STUEFER he challenges in forecasting Alaskan weather GREAT ALASKA WEATHER. MODELING SYMPOSIUM as well as the questions about the application of forecasting tools are quite different from those WHAT : About 5 0 scientists, forecasters, decision in the contiguous United States. Alaska is the largest makers, and others interested in Alaska state, with the longest coastline, the most volcanoes, weather prediction met to present recent the largest area of permafros t and sea ice, the longest research, introduce new application tools, and snow season, some of the highest mountains, the larg- identify difficulties in Alaska and polar weather est acreage burned annually, and the lowest density forecasting that need to be addressed in future model development. in observational networks in the United States. These WHEN : 13-15 March 200 7 extremes, in combination with the extreme climate WHERE : Fairbanks, Alaska (maximum and minimum temperatures in interior Alaska are 80 K apart; Stafford et al. 2000), mean that operational forecasts have to serve a wide range
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Apr 1, 2008
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