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Kaitlyn O’Brien, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Anchorage, AK Are you interested in how to observe and predict the weather? Are you considering a career path in meteorology? Come learn about how meteorologists track and forecast the weather in Southcentral Alaska! We’ll also explore the many different services provided by the Alaska Region National Weather…

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Lieutenant Lauren Jarlenski and Dawn Petraitis, NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center at the Stennis Space Center in Kiln, MS Join us for a whirlwind adventure across the globe as we explore how NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center builds and deploys buoys to monitor ocean and weather events. Learn about our tropical atmosphere ocean buoys, tsunami…

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Crane Johnson, NOAA’s National Weather Service Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center in Anchorage, AK Each spring, rivers in Alaska go from ice covered to open water during a time of year we call ‘Breakup’. It is a time to be prepared. Ice jams can form during breakup and cause flooding. Join us to look at…

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Dr. Jessica Cherry, NOAA’s National Weather Service’s Alaska-Pacific River Forecast Center in Anchorage, AK Snow is a critical part of the annual water cycle throughout Alaska and provides important ecosystem services to plants and animals (including humans). Join us to look at how snow interacts with the environment in different parts of our state and…

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Michael Lawson, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Anchorage, AK Learn all about Alaska sea ice from a National Weather Service sea ice analyst! Come join us to find out about different types of sea ice, how it forms and is different than freshwater ice, and how NOAA sea ice analysts analyze sea ice from satellite…

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Dr. Summer Ohlendorf, NOAA’s National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, AK Earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, oh my! What’s one thing these hazards have in common? They’re all capable of moving a large amount of water very quickly, creating a special set of waves called a tsunami. While the most well known tsunami up here…

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Kari Fleegel, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Aberdeen, SD Fire weather is a combination of conditions that set the stage for the rapid spread of wildfires. Join us to meet one of NOAA’s incident meteorologists who helps keep fire crews safe by enabling responders to plan operations around one of the most variable aspects of…

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Jeff Orrock, NOAA’s National Weather Service in Wakefield, VA NOAA launches weather balloons twice a day across the entire country. Weather balloons, also known as sounding balloons, are a special type of high-altitude balloon carrying instruments to near the edge of space. They send back information on atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity, and wind speed by…

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Frank Niepold and Tom Di Liberto, NOAA’s Climate Program Office in Silver Spring, MD The carbon cycle is a process where carbon dioxide travels from the atmosphere into living organisms and the Earth, then back into the atmosphere. Learn how changes in carbon dioxide levels, such as burning fossil fuels (oil, gas, etc.), affect the…

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