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Serreze, Mark C. Distinguished Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My primary areas of research are in climate variability and change, particularly with respect to the Arctic region. My work involves analysis of atmospheric and ocean dynamics, satellite remote sensing, synoptic climatology, and analysis of output from numerical weather prediction models, land surface models and coupled global climate models. I also have very strong interests and activities in science education and communication to the media and public. My new book, 'Brave New Arctic: The Untold Story of the Melting North North', is the latest example of these efforts.

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  • Climate variability, climate change, atmospheric dynamics, ocean dynamics, hydroclimatology, sea ice processes, satellite remote sensing, model evaluation, climate model applications

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • GEOG 1001 - Environmental Systems: Climate and Vegetation
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Lect. and lab. Introduces the atmospheric environment of the Earth: elements and controls of climate and their implications for hydrology, vegetation, and soils. Emphasizes distribution of physical features across the Earth's surface and interactions between humans and their environment, especially those leading to global change on the decade to century time scale.
  • GEOG 2271 - Introduction to the Arctic Environment
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Rising temperatures and shrinking sea ice are only the most visible indications of a rapidly changing Arctic. This course addresses the climate of the Arctic and the changes being observed at a non-mathematical level. It is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of the Arctic physical environment.
  • GEOG 4271 - The Arctic Climate System
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Understanding the climate of the Arctic requires a synthetic, system oriented approach. The course focuses on the intimate linkages between the atmosphere, ocean and land that give the Arctic region its unique character, link the Arctic to the larger global climate system, and promote understanding the rapid changes occurring in the Arctic. Recommended prerequisites: GEOG 3511 or GEOG 3601 or ATOC 3600 or ENVS 3600 and statistics. Same as GEOG 5271.
  • GEOG 5271 - The Arctic Climate System
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Understanding the climate of the Arctic requires a synthetic, system oriented approach. The course focuses on the intimate linkages between the atmosphere, ocean and land that give the Arctic region its unique character, link the Arctic to the larger global climate system, and promote understanding the rapid changes occurring in the Arctic. Same as GEOG 4271.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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