Climate Science, Collaboration, and Community
What We Do
Provide a framework for intense cross-disciplinary collaboration that furthers and supports research and education in climate science
Funding from the Program on Climate Change for Publication and Regional Travel Costs Associated with GCeCS Capstone Projects
The Graduate Certificate in Climate Change (GCeCS) requires a capstone project that focuses on communicating climate science. To support the dissemination of the outcomes of these capstone efforts, the Program on Climate Change has two new opportunities.
Bridging science and economics in the study of contemporary Arctic issues
by Michelle Dvorak
25 June 2017
I am a 24-year old and recent graduate from the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. I came to University somewhat reluctantly, after finishing my Bachelor’s in chemistry and spending four months abroad on an extended skiing and climbing vacation.
Stephanie Rushley summarizes her interdisciplinary fellowship research “Examination of intraseasonal coral luminescence peaks during the Mid-Holocene”
In this project, Dr. Daehyun Kim (Dept. Atmospheric Sciences) and I partnered with Dr. Julian Sachs (Dept. Oceanography) to examine a hypothesis presented by Lough et al. (2014). The authors examined streamflow and rainfall in the current and mid-Holocene climates using coral luminescence and found that there was an increase in the number of peaks in coral luminescence, hence heavy rain events, per year during the mid-Holocene, indicating an increase in intraseasonal variability of precipitation.