Ming-ko Woo | Wednesday, 22 June 2005 - Thursday, 30 June 2005

22 June 2005 to 30 June 2005
Ming-ko Woo


Dr. Ming-Ko Woo is a professor in the School of Geography and Geology at McMaster University in Canada. He is an internationally respected scientist and currently leads the Mackenzie GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment) Study that investigates the cold climate processes.

In late June, Dr. Woo traveled to the University of Alaska Southeast where he presented a lecture on the "Consequences of Climate Change and Variability for Northern Hydrology" and participated in informal discussion sessions with students, faculty, and the public. While in Juneau, he was also interviewed by a local newspaper.

Dr. Woo then traveled to the University of Alaska Fairbanks where he presented seminars on the "Research Contribution of the Mackenzie GEWEX Study to Cold Region Hydrology" and on the "Storage, Threshold, and Hydrological Connectivity in the Cold Region." Dr. Woo also visited with scientists at the Geophysical Institute, the International Arctic Research Center, and the Water and Environmental Research Center at UAF to discuss collaborative research on arctic climate and hydrology.

For the last part of his tour, Dr. Woo traveled to Denali Park where he presented a public lecture at the Denali Foundation as part of the Community Series Program.