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Cryosphere 2022 International Symposium

Mark Serreze attended the "Cryosphere 2022 International Symposium in Ice, Snow and Water in a Warming World", and gave a keynote talk on "The Future of Arctic Sea Ice". The symposium, held in Reykjavik Iceland from August 16-22, was attended by hundreds of cryospheric scientists and students from around the...

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Reflections on COP26 from a Climate Scientist and Geographer

April 1, 2022

Mark C. Serreze Director, National Snow and Ice Data center (NSIDC) Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Professor, Department of Geography, University of Colorado Boulder In Person: GUGG 205 Apr 1, 2022, 3:30 PM Or Join Zoom Meeting Abstract COP26, the 26 th UN Climate Change Conference, was...

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Arctic Specialization

Interested in learning about the rapidly changing Arctic and its implications on ecosystems, climate, and the global economy? Polar scientist and CU Distinguished Professor Mark Serreze has just released a three-course specialization on Coursera that will walk you through all of this and more. As described by Serreze, “No matter...


American Geophysical Union (AGU) Preview: Short talks by graduate students

Nov. 20, 2020

Featuring previews of AGU talks by Geography graduate students Friday, November, 20 th at 12:00PM MDT, 11:00AM PDT, 2:00PM EDT Add the Zoom link* to your Calendar: Outlook, Google, iCal Join the Zoom* meeting >> Meeting ID: 936 7520 5146 *This particular colloquium is limited to University of Colorado Boulder...

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100 degrees in Siberia. 5 ways the extreme Arctic heat wave follows a disturbing pattern

July 7, 2020

This Arctic heat wave has been unusually long-lived. The darkest reds on this map of the Arctic are areas that were more than 14 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the spring of 2020 compared to the recent 15-year average. Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory The Arctic heat wave that sent Siberian temperatures...

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2019 Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 11, 2019

The 2019 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, alumni updates, and articles by faculty and students. Contents: Message from the Department Chair, pg 2 Editors' Comments, pg 3 Mark Serreze Named Distinguished Professor, pgs 4-5 The Boulder Affordable Housing...

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Mark Serreze Named Distinguished Professor

Sept. 16, 2019

The Department of Geography is proud to announce Professor of Geography Mark Serreze has been named a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor by the Board of Regents. Mark is the director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). This is the highest honor awarded to faculty across the...

2018 Fall Newsletter Cover

2018 Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 13, 2018

The 2018 Fall Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, alumni updates, and student and faculty articles. Contents: Bill Travis : Message from the Chair, pgs 2-3 von Dreden Stacey Fellowship Winners, pgs 4-6 Mark Serreze : Climate Change Becomes Persona...

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Mark Serreze Presenting at ZEE JLF@Boulder Literary Festival

Sept. 10, 2018

September 21-23, the "greatest literary show on Earth" returns for the fourth time to Boulder. A festival of literature from all over the world, ZEE JLF at Boulder promises to be an event unlike any other. Free and accessible to everyone, the Festival invites you to join us in examining...

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2017 Geography Fall Newsletter Published

Dec. 18, 2017

The 2017 Geography Fall Newsletter has been published and is available to view online now on the Newsletters page . Hardcopies will be available at the commencement ceremony and reception and in the main office. The online version includes navigation links from the table of contents on the cover page...