Beyond The Weather

Fridays at 11:04am during the second hour of Science Friday

Providing perspective on the daily weather conditions with a longer range look at temperature, precipitation and wind, and the factors which drive them. Beyond The Weather taps the knowledge of longtime Alaska climatologist Rich Thoman and is cooperative production of KUAC and the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy.

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about why Alaska's springtime is almost always sunny.


04-17-20 Beyond The Weather

Apr 17, 2020

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Rick Thoman, climate specialist from the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy about how low-level weather satellites benefit Alaska.


KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Rick Thoman, climate specialist from the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy about how weather satellites show us changing patterns, wildfire and climate change effects.


04-03-20 Beyond The Weather

Apr 3, 2020

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Rick Thoman, climate specialist from the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy about how geography affects how accurate US weather models are.


03-27-20 Beyond The Weather

Mar 27, 2020
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KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Rick Thoman, climate specialist from the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment an Policy, about why computer models have a hard time getting to where we live, and why people need to look at the data.


National Weather Service

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about why the weather forecast on your phone is often different from the one produced by the National Weather Service. 

Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about the regrowth of sea ice during this winter's abnormal cold.

Iditarod Trail Committee

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about expected conditions along the Iditarod Trail. 

Dan Bross / KUAC

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about the evolution of weather balloon technology.

Dan Bross / KUAC

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy climate specialist Rick Thoman about how meteorologists progressed from kites to planes and ballons to track atmoshperic conditions.

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