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VAWS Workshop on Snow Cover Variability

Upcoming webinar, on July 20 @ 11:00 AM AKDT! The speaker is Judah Cohen of Atmospheric and Environmental Research Inc. who will be talking about how “Eurasian Snow Cover Variability Links with Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling and its Impacts on Alaskan Weather.” Workshop Description: Observed fall Eurasian snow cover extent (SCE) anomalies were first linked with variability …

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VAWS Workshop on NOAA’s Regional Climate Services

There’s an upcoming webinar this Wednesday, June 15 at 1:00 PM AKDT! The speaker is Dr. Jessica Cherry, RCS Director for Alaska, talking about “NOAA’s Regional Climate Services (RCS) Program: what does it do and how does it work with other entities?” This talk provides an overview of the National Centers for Environmental Information’s Regional …

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AMS Meeting 2022 Talk – 20 Years Supporting the Real-Time Observational Needs of Alaskans

This Thursday, Jan 27 2022 at 11:15 AM CST, GINA director Jen Delamere will be giving a remote presentation to the American Meteorological Society’s Annual Meeting. The presentation will discuss GINA’s use of direct broadcast satellite data for a variety of uses, including products for volcano eruptions, wildland fire, sea ice, and more. See here …

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Hiring Geospatial Analyst

GINA is currently accepting applications for a Geospatial Analyst. Duties include working with the Alaska Fire Service during the summer on VIIRS imagery hotspot detection, analysis of satellite imagery, and development of scripts in Python. Applicants are encouraged to apply by January 9, 2022.

AGU 2021 – Direct Broadcast Operations at the Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA): Twenty Years and Counting!

Join us Tuesday, December 14, 2021 for a talk given by GINA Director Jen Delamere discussing the wide range of users that GINA produced satellite data reaches, this past year’s product expansion, and ongoing projects including wildfire detection and air quality forecasts. The talk can be attended in person or virtually. See link below for …

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VAWS: Enhancing WFO Operations Through GIS

Join us on December 15th at 11:00 am AKST for the next Virtual Weather Symposium (VAWS) webinar featuring Caleb Cravens from the National Weather Service’s Juneau office. Cravens will discuss the growing need to provide enhanced Impact-Based Decision Support Services (IDSS) and outreach-related activities all while balancing the need for telework status for COVID mitigation. …

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GINA provides a guiding hand in Arctic Ocean research

Satellite imagery produced at GINA helps the Sikuliaq research vessel weave its way through the arctic ocean. “When you are working in ice, the ice controls where you are,” says Steve Roberts, the Sikuliaq’s science systems engineer. “Knowing where sea ice is at all times is critical.” Article can be viewed here: https://www.gi.alaska.edu/news/gina-provides-guiding-hand-arctic-ocean-research