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Climate Physics Journal Club- Arctic warming amplification & arctic-lower latitude linkages

Presenter: Xiangdong Zhang. Surface air temperature increase has been amplified in the Arctic. However, the sparse observational network limits accurate estimates of Arctic warming. There is uncertainty in global warming rate, including the period of so-called “hiatus” from 1998-2012 as indicated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5).

Climate Physics Journal Club – Dynamical downscaling for Southeast Alaska: A look at precipitation metrics

Akasofu 501 2160 Koyukuk Dr, Fairbanks

Presenter: Rick Lader, Postdoctoral Fellow, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center Southeast Alaska has been under drought conditions for the past two years, with precipitation deficits of greater than 100 cm in some locations. These conditions have impacted hydropower electricity generation, fish habitat and forest health. Given the region’s extreme topographical gradients, newly produced dynamically downscaled…