Moving toward the next generation of Arctic land models

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2020 Distinguished Lecture Series



Cathy Wilson is a Senior Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), where she has held positions as Deputy Division Leader for Earth and Environmental Sciences, Director of the LANL Energy Security Center and Team Leader for Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems Sciences. Cathy currently leads LANL’s Climate Impacts on National Security program. She is a co-Principal Investigator of the US DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research’s Next Generation Ecosystem Experiment (NGEE) – Arctic project, and leads the multi-institution permafrost hydrology focus area for this project. Cathy is an observational and computational hydrologist and geomorphologist who aims to improve understanding of climate impacts and feedbacks through better representation of Arctic processes in Earth system models. She is President Elect of the US Permafrost Association, and member of the International Arctic Science Committee, Cryosphere Working Group. Cathy received her BA in Mathematics from Mills College, and her PhD in Geology from University of California Berkeley.

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Discussion Papers (click to read)

Pan-Arctic ice-wedge degradation in warming permafrost and its influence on tundra hydrology

Modeling the role of preferential snow accumulation in through talik development and hillslope groundwater flow in a transitional permafrost landscape

This lecture is part of the GIWS Distinguished Lecture Series 2020. Click below for more information on the series, including a full schedule and an archive of previous years.

Distinguished Lecture Series

Event Details

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM CST