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First Name Last Name Email Department Organization Phone Address City State/Province Postal Code Country Title Current Research Science Specialties
John Yackel yackel [at]


+1-403-629-2735 213 Kingsmere Cove Airdrie Alberta T4A0S1 Canada Professor

snow on sea ice, melt ponds on sea ice, multi-frequency scatterometry, snow geophysical properties

snow on sea ice, active microwave remote sensing, in situ geophysical sampling,

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Xiaozhen Xiong xiaozhen.xiong [at]


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Environmental Satallite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)/Office of Research and Applications (ORA)

301-683-3606 NCWCP, 2nd Floor, Cubic e#2843 College Park Maryland 20740 United States Research Scientist

Satellite Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Compositions, validation of satellite products and their applications for air quality and climate change study, particularly in the Arctic Regions.

Remote Sensing of Atmospheric compositions, cryospheric remote sensing, Greenhouse Gases and climate change

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Max Wyss max [at]

Geophysical Institute (GI)

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-5529 PO Box 757320 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States

Estimating stress directions from fault plane solutions. Seismic anisotropy measured by S-wave spotlitting. Seismicity patterns as an earthquake prediction tool. Crustal deformations measured by GPS and SAR interferometry. Seismicity of Alaska. Seismic hazard in Alaska.

seismology, seismic hazards, earthquake prediction

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Kate Wynne kate.wynne [at]

Marine Advisory Program

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-486-1517 118 Trident Way Kodiak Alaska 99615 United States Professor Emeritus /Marine Mammal Specialist

Marine mammal biology, management, and fishery interactions.

marine mammals, pinnipeds, natural resources management

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Tricia Wurtz twurtz [at]

Ins4itute of Northern Forestry

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-5994 PO Box 756780 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States

Boreal forest silviculture, regeneration after timber harvest.

forestry, plant ecology, forest ecology

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Christoph Wuethrich christoph.wuethrich [at]

Department of Geography

University of Basel

+41-61272-6928 Spalenring 145 Basel CH-4055 Switzerland

soil ecology, soil microbiology, tundra ecology

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Ralph Wuerker rwuerker [at]

Plasma Physics Laboratory

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

310-825-9531 Knudsen Hall Los Angeles California 90095 United States

Operation of the HIPAS radio frequency array. Operation of the HIPAS lidar with its 2.7 m collector. Joint HIPAS - HAARP ionospheric experiments.

remote sensing, plasma physics, aeronomy

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James Wuebben jwuebben [at] N/A

Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)

603-646-4418 72 Lyme Road Hanover New Hampshire 03755 United States

Sediment transport in ice-covered streams. Ice effects on riprap shore protection. Risk and uncertainty in ice engineering. Predictions and probabilities of river ice accumulations. Scour under ice jams.

ice engineering, hydraulic engineering, river ice

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Mao-See Wu mwu1 [at]

Department of Engineering Mechanics

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

402-472-2385 1820 R Street Lincoln Nebraska 68588 United States

Crack nucleation in polycrystalline ice. Crack interactions in ice. Effective elastic properties of cracked damaged ice. Micromechanical predictions of ice strength.

ice mechanics, civil engineering

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Qian Wu qwu [at]

High Altitude Observatory


303-497 2176 PO Box 3000 Boulder Colorado 80307 United States Project Scientist

auroral studies

aeronomy, ionospheric physics, auroral studies

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Frederick Wrona fred.wrona [at]

Aquatic Ecosystem Impacts Research Division

Water & Climate Impact Research Centre

+1-250-363-8901 Room B154 3800 Finnerty Road N/A British Columbia V8P 5C2 Canada Research Scientist and Director

aquatic ecology and eco-toxicology biostatistics and quantitative ecology integrated monitoring program design and application; assessment of the effects of climate change on the stability and dynamics of aquatic food webs impacts of contaminant stressors on aquatic food web structure and complexity; science assesment of interbasin transfer/bulk water removal; Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) International Project

hydrology, toxicology

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John Wright john_wright [at]

Division of Wildlife Conservation

Alaska Department of Fish and Game

907-459-7292 1300 College Road Fairbanks Alaska 99701 United States Wildlife Biologist

ornithology, endangered species, wildlife management

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Miranda Wright m.wright [at]

Alaska Native and Rural Development Department

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-6433 PO Box 756500 Fairbanks Alaska 99775 United States Department Chair/Associate Professor

Curriculum development. Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Cooperative learning and teaching styles.

Native education, education, Athabaskan studies

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James Frederick Wright fwright [at]

Natural Resources Canada

Government of Canada

613-996-9324 601 Booth Street Ottawa Ontario K1A 0E8 Canada Permafrost Geologist

1) field and modeling studies of permafrost responses to climate change 2) field and laboratory studies of Arctic gas hydrates 3) Geological complexity of the the Mackenzie delta and Beaufort coasta regions

permafrost, modeling, hydrocarbon chemistry

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Urban Wråkberg urban [at] N/A

The Barents Institute

+47-78-97-70-72 PO Box 107 Kirkenes N-9915 Norway

History of cartography in the Polar Regions. History of arctic aviation. History of meteorology in the Polar Regions.

history of polar research, exploration and travel, environmental perception

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C. Allen Wortley wortley [at]

Engineering Professional Development

University of Wisconsin - Madison

608-262-0577 432 North Lake Street Room 801A Madison Wisconsin 53706 United States

Small-craft harbor design for ice conditions.

ice engineering, marine engineering, ice/structure interaction

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Debra Wortley

Forest Resources

Department of Indian and Northern Development

+1-867-668-4583 1 Kalzas Place Whitehorse Yukon Territory Y1A 3M9 Canada Silviculture Forester

Silviculture. Forest sociology.

community development, natural resources management, silviculture

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Anne Worthington anne_worthington [at]

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), National Park Service

907-822-7238 Box 439 Copper Center Alaska 99573 United States Cultural Resource Manager

archaeology, resource management

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Robert Worrest rworrest [at] N/A

Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

703-980-4163 190 Turnbull Road New Hartford Connecticut 06057 United States Retired

environmental effects of climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion

environmental science, environmental effects of climate change and stratospheric ozone depletion

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Shelly Worley sworley [at]

Communication Department

Alaska Volcano Observatory

907-474-6839 PO Box 56940 North Pole Alaska 99705 United States

Monitoring Alaska and Russian volcanoes using AVHRR imagery. Assessing Alaska Volcan Observatory’s volcanic hazard response to other agencies and the public.

communications, satellites, volcanology

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Jim Woollett jwoollet [at]

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum

Bowdoin College

207-725-3082 9500 College Station Brunswick Maine 04011 United States

Archaeology and paleoeconomy of the Eastern Arctic/North Atlantic region and of the contact-period Labrador Inuit in particular. Zooarchaeological subsistence studies focused on Inuit sea mammal hunting. Historical sea ice conditions.

anthropology, zooarchaeology, subsistence

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Chris Wooley 73664.77 [at] N/A

Chumis Cultural Resource Services

907-563-3202 2073 Diamond Drive Anchorage Alaska 99507 United States

Human history of the Gates of the Arctic National Park . Incorporating cultural resource site protection strategies in oil spill response planning for spill response cooperatives (including Alaska Clean Seas on North Slope, Alyeska Pipeline Company in Prince William Sound, and Cook Inlet Spill Prevention and Response, Inc. in cook inlet). General cultural resource consulting.

anthropology, ethnology, archaeology

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Carol Woody carolw [at] N/A

Fisheries Research and Consulting

907-248-4776 6601 Chevigny Street Anchorage Alaska 99502 United States

Ecologic, Phenotypic and Genetic Differentiation of Sockeye Salmon Populations, Tustumena Lake, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Coevolution of Brown Bears and Salmon. Salmonid Colonization and Evolution in Alaska.

fish populations, ecology, genetics

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Kesler Woodward kewoodward [at]

Department of Art

University of Alaska Fairbanks

907-474-8346 PO Box 70892 Fairbanks Alaska 997707 United States Professor

Historical and contemporary non-Native art of the circumpolar North, especially history and criticism of the art of Alaska.


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John Woodward jjw [at]

Oceanographic Department

Royal Danish Administration of Navigation and Hydrography

+45-3268-9608 PO Box 1919 Copenhagen DK-1023 Denmark

Data compilation and GIS.

geographic information systems

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