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USAPECS Webinar: Water in a Frozen Arctic: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives





The United States Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (USAPECS) is excited to invite you to our upcoming webinar, “Water in a Frozen Arctic: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives.”

It will be held in conjunction with APECS International’s Polar Week events on Thursday, March 14, 2024, from 17:00-18:00 UTC (9am-10am Alaska/1pm-2pm Eastern USA). 


Observations have shown that heavy precipitation and other thawing events are increasing around the Arctic, including more frequent rain-on-snow occurrences, and global climate models project that these extremes will only continue to increase in likelihood over the next few decades. This virtual event will feature different perspectives on the changing water cycle around the Arctic with a focus on its causes, impacts, and implications for the region and the globe. 


The event will include short presentations from four leading early career polar researchers who are actively working to expand our understanding of the many far-reaching societal and physical impacts of an increasingly wetter and warmer Arctic.


Meet our presenters:

  • Dr. Sophie Elixhauser, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna and Austrian Polar Research Institute, Austria

  • Jorrit van der Schot, University of Graz and Austrian Polar Research Institute, Austria

  • Dr. Michelle McCrystall, Research Fellow University of Auckland, New Zealand

  • Dr. Kristin Poinar, University at Buffalo, Department of Geology and RENEW Institute, NY USA


Here is the registration link and event information (Zoom):


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