National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)/Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
University of Colorado Boulder
Mark C. Serreze received a PhD in geography from the University of Colorado Boulder, in 1989, for his work in understanding Arctic sea ice variability. Subsequently he became a research scientist at the University of Colorado, at the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) within the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. He was promoted to Director of NSIDC and Professor of Geography in August 2009. His Arctic research interests are wide-ranging, and include atmosphere-sea ice interactions, synoptic climatology, boundary layer problems, numerical weather prediction and climate change. He has conducted field work in the Canadian Arctic on sea ice and icecaps, and on the Alaskan tundra. Efforts over the past ten years have increasingly focused on trying to make sense of the rapid environmental changes being observed in the Arctic.
Arctic climatology, hydrology, remote sensing
Analysis of arctic water vapor transports.Synoptic variability.Atmosphere-sea ice interactions.