Since 2001, Dr. Xiangdong Zhang has worked extensively at IARC on climate and the atmosphere, including Arctic sea ice, water and energy cycles, extreme weather, and climate models and simulations. Dr. Zhang has been recognized widely for his recent work, by individual awards and ongoing funding from the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, among others.
John Walsh is distinguished at IARC as a Chief Scientist and a President’s Professor of Global Change. Over the last decade, Dr. Walsh has been central to IARC’s success and public profile, leading many of the organization’s strongest research and outreach efforts. In addition to extensive publications, he is the co-author of the textbook Severe and Hazardous Weather.
Research Assistant Professor Andrey Pnyushkov studies mesoscale processes in the Eurasian Basin of the Arctic Ocean, in an effort to quantify interactions between physical processes of the ocean, sea ice, and the atmosphere. In the face of recent changes to the region’s climate dynamics, Dr. Pnyushkov has worked to identify the properties of tidal currents and their relation to changes in sea ice cover.
Since 2006, Associate Research Professor Jessica Cherry has conducted research at IARC relating to Arctic hydrology, climate, snow physics, permafrost, and the socio-economic impact of environmental change. In the past ten years, Cherry has received awards and support for her research from NASA, NSF, DOE, NOAA, BLM, USFWS, and private foundations.