Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Google Earth maps teleconference planned

Google Earth maps of projected climate change in Alaska are now available from the Scenarios Network for Alaska Planning. A teleconference is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 10 to 11 a.m., presented by the University of Alaska Geography Program, with Alaska climate change projections available for download in Google Earth format. These maps show projected changes in temperature, precipitation, growing season length, freeze-up dates and thaw dates, and include documentation of uncertainties. Join this demonstration of newly available maps and a discussion of how SNAP's work can be most useful.
How to participate in the Alaska Climate Teleconference:
1) Call 1-800-893-8850.
2) When prompted, enter the PIN code: 7531823.
Please mute your phone during the presentation. The audio is very sensitive and external conversations and typing can be heard by other participants.

To view the presentation during a teleconference:
1) Point your web browser to:
2) Click on the blue Join a Meeting button on the left side bar.
3) For Presenter ID enter:
If you do not see anything on your screen, click on the refresh button on the top bar.

ACCAP statewide climate teleconferences are designed to promote dialogue between scientists and people in government, land and resource management, industry, and individual residents who need information related to climate change in Alaska to make well informed decisions. The goal is to create a forum for discussion and information exchange of the current state of knowledge about specific aspects of climate change in Alaska that is accessible to people statewide and identifies existing information gaps and how best to fill them. The conference starts with 15-20 minutes of presentation followed by discussion and questions from participants.

Pre-registration is not required but is strongly encouraged. For further information and to register please contact: Sarah Trainor, ACCAP Coordinator and Research Scientist, (907) 474-7878,

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