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Steve Vavrus
Senior Scientist
Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI
  • Atmosphere and Climate
Meterology and Climatology
climate modeling, paleoclimate, arctic, extreme weather, sea ice, snow cover
  • Arctic
  • Global
  • General Cryosphere
Steve Vavrus is a Senior Scientist in the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He uses computer climate models and observational data to understand how climate is changing across the Earth, including the Arctic and its remote impacts.  Extreme weather events are an important theme of his research, particularly how they might be affected by climate change.  Steve is co-director of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) and has been a long-time member of its Climate Working Group.  He is also Coordinator of the Yahara Watershed Academy, an educational and leadership training program that promotes actionable sustainability in the Madison area.
  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Participation in live online discussions
    This will be advertised to all APECS members and will be facilitated by an
    APECS Council or Executive Committee Member. Transcripts will be
    posted online for future reference.

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Online seminars
  • Email Exchange
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Other
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