Seasonal Thaw Layer Report, Morning (08:00 local), 09-07-2017
The video shows the surface wind field and surface temperature field rendered in a compute-cloud using the NOAA Global Forecast System, near-realtime (about 3 hr delay). Fairbanks shows temperature at 5.5 C (42 F), Denali shows temperature at -6.1 C (21 F) and the Brooks range show temperature at -0.8 C (30.6 F). The seasonal thaw layer, i.e. the active layer, shows thaw conditions throughout Alaska with the exception of the high elevations on the Chugach - St. Elias - Wrengell Mountains, Alaska and Brooks Ranges. The color scale, not shown, is global and I will include that in future video renderings.