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

Akasofu 501 2160 Koyukuk Dr, Fairbanks, AK

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…