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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. 

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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. 

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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.  

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