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.

Scott Duncan

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about a hot Arctic, more than 16 degrees Farenhiet above normal.

Arctic Sets High Temperature Record

Jul 2, 2020
Indian Country Today

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about a new high temperature record in the Arctic.


Dan Bross / KUAC

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about the conditions required for a thunderstorm to form, and why that makes them difficult to predict.

06-19-20 Beyond The Weather

Jun 19, 2020

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about how scientists can detect lightning even where there is no human to see it.


Interior Alaska Land Trust

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about how moisture sneaks into the Interior around the mountains.


KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about lightning-caused wildfires.


KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about how the Arctic, unlike the Antarctic,  gets ozone from other air masses.


KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about how ozone filters radiation from the sun and how humans fixed a pollution problem.


05-15-20 Beyond The Weather

May 15, 2020

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about how Alaska doesn't have enough radar sites to effectively predict the weather.


Todd Paris

KUAC's Dan Bross talks with Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy Climate specialist Rick Thoman about how green-up affects local atmosphere.


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