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First Name Last Name Email Department Organization Phone Address City State/Province Postal Code Country Title Current Research Science Specialties
Nancy Wachowich n.wachowich [at] abdn.ac.uk

Department of Anthropology

University of Aberdeen

+44-1224-273442 Edward Wright Building Aberdeen AB243QY United Kingdom Ph.D. Candidate

Eastern High Arctic. Museum studies. Ethnographic film.

cultural anthropology, anthropology

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Makoto Wada wada [at] pmg.nipr.ac.jp

Department of Meteorology and Glaciology

National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)

+81-3-3962-5580 9-10 Kaga 1-chome - Itabashi-ku Tokyo 173-8515 Japan

Meteorology of Svalbard, Norway

atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology

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Edwin Waddington edw [at] uw.edu

Earth and Space Sciences

University of Washington

206-543-4585 Box 351310 Seattle Washington 98195 United States Professor

-I use ice-core data (e.g. depth-age) and geophysical data (e.g. ice-penetrating radar sections, ice-motion measurements, and borehole-temperature measurements) together with models of ice-sheet flow and temperature evolution, to infer properties of past climate such as accumulation rate, and temperature.
- I also work with polar-firn measurements and compaction models, with the goal of creating and calibrating a new transient model based more closely on the physics of microstructural processes and properties.

glaciology, climate change, ice sheet geophysics, firn physics

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Terry Wade terry [at] gerg.tamu.edu

Geochemical and Environmental Research Group

Texas A&M University

979-862-2323 ext 134 833 Graham Road College Station Texas 77845 United States

Organic contaminants in plants, soils, sediments, fish, whales and air.

environmental chemistry, marine mammals, air pollution

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Peter Wadhams peter.wadhams [at] gmail.com

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

University of Cambridge

+44 1223 760372 N/A Cambridgeshire United Kingdom Professor

Interaction of waves and sea ice in Arctic Ocean; satellite detection of pancake ice; use of AUVs to map under-ice surface; ice thickness variability; methane emissions from Arctic shelves; Arctic climate feedbacks

Sea ice, polar oceanography, icebergs, offshore methane, climate change

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Ashok Wadwani afdsaw [at] aol.com N/A

Applied Field Data Systems (AFDS)

281-300-8304 4111 Cassidy Park Katy Texas 77450 United States President

Field Data Collection for GIS mapping.
Drone mapping

geographic information systems, infrastructure, instrumentation, GPS/GNSS Systems, Drone mapping

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John Wagner jswagne [at] sandia.gov

Department 9512 - MS 1188

Sandia National Laboratories

505-845-7295 PO Box 5800 Albuquerque New Mexico 87185 United States

Auroral and magnetospheric physics with emphasis on large-scale computer simulations, including space weather. Active remote sensing: standoff detection of atmospheric chemicals and biologicals, primarily using UV fluorescence.

auroral studies, remote sensing, space physics

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Dirk Wagner dwagner [at] awi-potsdam.de

Research Department Potsdam

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

+49-331-288-2159 Telegrafenberg A43 Potsdam D-14473 Germany

soil microbiology, permafrost, biodiversity

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Martin Wahlen mwahlen [at] ucsd.edu

Geological Research Division (0220)

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

858-534-0828 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla California 92093 United States

GISP2. Vostoc. CO2. CH4. Delta 13-CO2.

atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimatology, CO2 chemistry

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Norman Wainwright nwainwri [at] marinebio.mbl.edu

Ecosystems Center

Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)

508-289-7343 7 MBL Street Woods Hole Massachusetts 02543 United States Senior Scientist

Cold water microbial diversity.

marine biology, biochemistry, biodiversity

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Cameron Wake cameron.wake [at] unh.edu

Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

University of New Hampshire

603-862-2329 39 College Road - Morse Hall Durham New Hampshire 03824 United States

Penny Ice Cap: ice cores. Devon Ice Cap: ice cores.

glaciology, atmospheric chemistry, ice chemistry

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Waldemar Walczowski walczows [at] iopan.gda.pl

Institute of Oceanology

Polish Academy of Sciences

+48-58-551-7281 Powstancow Warszawy 55 Sopot 81-712 Poland

VEINS (Variability of Exchange In the Nordic Seas) - EU project. Investigations of structure, mass and heat transport, interannual variability of the West Spitsbergen Current. Oceanic fronts, cross-frontal exchange. Spitsbergen fjords, water masses, circulation.

oceanography, ocean circulation, fjord/shelf oceanography

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Carl Wales cwales [at] alum.mit.edu N/A 907-479-3180 PO Box 82647 Fairbanks Alaska 99708 United States

The Alaska SAR Facility (ASF).

remote sensing, satellites

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Donald (Skip) Walker dawalker [at] alaska.edu

Alaska Geobotany Center

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-2459 902 North Koyukuk Drive Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States Director

Hierarchic GIS for studies of process, pattern and scale in arctic ecosystems. Effects of altered snow and temperature regimes on arctic ecosystems. Cumulative effects of oil fields on arctic ecosystems.

geographic information systems, landscape ecology, disturbance ecology

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Marilyn Walker ffmdw [at] uaf.edu

School of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-2424 PO Box 756780 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States Associate Professor

Long-term ecological research in boreal forests. Responses of tundra plants and vegetation to changes in summer temperature and winter snow regime. Patterns and dynamics of northern biodiversity.

landscape ecology, plant ecology, vegetation ecology

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Harley Jesse Walker hwalker [at] lsu.edu

Department of Geography and Anthropology

Louisiana State University

225-578-6130 227 Howe - Russell Geoscience Complex Baton Rouge Louisiana 70803 United States Professor Emeritus

Continuing research on the Colville River delta. Concentrating on coastal and deltaic processes under periglacial conditions.

geomorphology, periglacial environment, permafrost

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Marilyn Walker mwalker [at] mta.ca

Department of Sociology/Anthropology

Mount Allison University

+1-250-653-9710 679 Stewart Road Saltspring British Columbia V8K 2A2 Canada

Indigenous circumpolar architecture and traditional knowledge. Shamanism.

anthropology, ethnobotany, human/environment interaction

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Ian Walker iwalker [at] ouc.bc.ca

Department of Biology

Okanagan University College

+1-250-762-5445 3333 College Way Kelowna British Columbia V1V 1V7 Canada Associate Professor

Chironomid palaeoecology and palaeoclimatology of Beringia, Baffin Island, and arctic Québec/Labrador.

quaternary paleoecology, limnology, entomology

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Diana Wall dwall [at] lternet.edu

Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Colorado State University

970-491-1982 1 Colorado State University Fort Collins Colorado 80523 United States Director

Soil ecology of Arctic dry valleys. Survival of hematodes. Soil ecosystems.

soil ecology

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Denis Wall

Canadian Circumpolar Institute

University of Alberta

780-492-4512 Edmonton Alberta T6G 0H1 Canada Research Associate

Aboriginal rights, issues, education. Survey research. Strategic planning and management. Extensive research experience in fields related to aboriginal (remote, urban) and northern concerns, including distance education.

education

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Wesley Wallace wallace [at] gi.alaska.edu

Department of Geology and Geophysics

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-5386 PO Box 757320 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States Professor

Geological evolution of the northeastern Brooks Range in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Structure of the northcentral Brooks Range along the Dalton Highway. The geometry and kinematics of detachment folds in the northeastern Brooks Range. Origin of arcuate structural trends in the Chersky Range, northeastern Siberia.

structural geology, plate tectonics

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Peter Waller peter.waller [at] sva.se

Department of Parasitology (SWEPAR)

National Veterinary Institute

+46-1867-4127 Uppsala SE-751 89 Sweden

Coordinator on the Nordic Project on Macroparasites in semi-domesticated reindeer in Fennoscandia. Parasite population dynamics. Control Options. Environmental impact implications.

veterinary medicine, parasitology

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John Walsh jewalsh [at] alaska.edu

International Arctic Research Center

University of Alaska

907-474-4677 930 Koyukuk Drive Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States IARC Chief Scientist

Arctic regional climate modelling. Representation of Arctic processes in global models. Large scale moisture budget of the Arctic.

climate change, cryosphere, global change

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Daniel Walsh ffdew1 [at] uaf.edu

Mineral Industry Research Laboratory

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-6746 PO Box 755960 Fairbanks Alaska 99775-59960 United States P.E./ Professor

Energy resource development on Native lands in rural Alaska to reduce state PCE expenditures and promote jobs in rural Alaska. Alaska low-rank coal water fuel demonstration project to create a new energy export product for Pacific Rim. Metallurgical engineering research on interior Alaska gold ores, cold-climate heap leaching, arctic mine reclamation and site remediation.

mining, chemical engineering, mineralogy

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Marianne Walsh marianne [at] crrel.usace.army.mil N/A

Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)

603-646-4666 or 4100 72 Lyme Road Hanover New Hampshire 03755 United States

Fate of pollutants in cold regions.

chemical engineering, environmental chemistry, pollution

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