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ALASKA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Jan 07, 2013
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Arctic Perspective on Space Weather

During the January luncheon in Anchorage, Alaska, Michael Grueber gave an in-depth presentation on the unique perspectives of spectrum management in Alaska and the Arctic Region. Grueber works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) in the Alaska region, which provides weather, hydrologic and climate forecasts, and volcanic ash and tsunami warnings for the state of Alaska and its surrounding waters. They provide weather information to the U.S. Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Forest Service, Alaska Railroad, State of Alaska Emergency Communications and to the public. Grueber gave an overview of services provided by NWS, which range from weather communications to river, seas, ice and aviation forecasting. Grueber's work focuses on the effects of space weather on HF and LF communications. He described the levels of interference on communications by magnetic loops, solar winds/flares, geomagnetic storms and solar radiation. He also discussed his efforts in planning for the restoration of emergency communications services following a catastrophic solar event. Thirty-five members attended the January luncheon.

Event Photographs:

Michael Grueber, from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Federal, receives an AFCEA mug from Brian Hippel, chapter president, for his presentation at the January luncheon.
Michael Grueber, from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Federal, receives an AFCEA mug from Brian Hippel, chapter president, for his presentation at the January luncheon.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Brian Hippel
571-314-1400

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