IARC researcher receives prestigious award

John Walsh
Professor John Walsh is the director of the Center for Global Change and Arctic System Research and the Cooperative Institute for Alaska Research. He’s also a President’s Professor of Climate Change and chief scientist for UAF’s International Arctic Research Center.

John Walsh was recently honored with the Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer award for his contributions to the atmospheric sciences.

Walsh, the chief scientist at the International Arctic Research Center, has dedicated his career to evaluating climate change impacts in the Arctic.

The Walter Orr Roberts lecturer is chosen annually based on nominations. According to the American Meteorological Society, Walsh was selected because of his “sustained contributions to understanding Arctic weather and climate, including the ecological and societal impacts of climate and cryospheric change at high latitudes.”

As the Walter Orr Roberts lecturer, Walsh gave a presentation, “Arctic sea ice loss: A bellwether challenge to interdisciplinary science,” at the American Meteorological Society meeting in Phoenix last week.

For more information contact Heather McFarland at hrmcfarland@alaska.edu or 474-6286.

Last updated: Jan 20, 2019