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Webinar: Observations of Arctic-midlatitude weather connections

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Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 2:00

Tuesday, August 16, 2022. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Observations of Arctic-midlatitude weather connections. James Overland, NOAA/PMEL. Sponsored by NOAA Central Library. More information here. Register here.

Abstract: Ongoing changes in the Arctic add a new driver of severe weather that affect billions of people. Uncertainty arises from the chaotic nature of the atmosphere. The topic needs open ideas for continued research. We note two case studies based on multiple processes for sub-seasonal events and ecosystem impacts for the Bering Sea.

Bio(s): Overland's professional interests are scientific support for decision makers on climate and ecosystems in the Arctic and sub-Arctic. He leads projects on: jet stream dynamics, Arctic changes and historical climate, climate and sea ice projections, and ecosystem impacts. Overland was the organizer for the NOAA Arctic Report Card annual summary, a recent Arctic Assessment for the international Arctic Council, and was a Lead author to the 5th IPCC Assessment Report. He has worked with NOAA biologists on endangered species and fisheries management. Having traveled to Arctic as a student in the late 1960s, he has since seen the Arctic change to a different place with loss of sea ice, temperature rise, and global impacts. He has 47 years with NOAA.

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