Several members of the Climate System Research Center were contributors to reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
in recent years. The reports earned the panel the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, shared with Al Gore, a leading environmentalist and former U.S. vice
president. Raymond Bradley, Mathias Vuille and Douglas Hardy were all contributing authors to the IPCC reports. In addition, former Climate Center
members Caspar Ammann (now at the National Center for Atmospheric Research) Michael Mann (now at Pennsylvania State University), Mark Serreze
(CIRES, University of Colorado) and Pavel Groisman (National Climate Data Center, Asheville, N.C.) also contributed to the reports.
PhD student Kinuyo Kanamaru has been awarded a DOSECC (Drilling, Observation and Sampling of the Earths Continental Crust)
internship to examine the origin and composition of marine sediments from Saanich Inlet, British Columbia in order to help understand
the impact of seismic activity on the long-term sediment flux.
PhD student Nicholas Balascio has been awarded the J. Hoover Mackin Research Award from the Quaternary Geology and
Geomorphology Division of the Geological Society of America for his proposal to study Holocene tsunami deposits in coastal lakes of the Lofoten
Islands, Norway. The award supports outstanding Ph.D. student research in Quaternary geology and geomorphology and it will be presented to Mr.
Balascio at the Division's awards ceremony during the GSA National Meeting in Denver Colorado on October 30th.
Steve Burns has received a NOAA research grant for studies of High Resolution Speleothem records of the South American
Monsoon over the last 2000 years Read more.
Research Associate Professor Mathias Vuille and Climate Center alumnus Caspar Ammann were hosts of the "ThinkSwiss
Climate Trail", which formed part of "The Wonder of Science" street festival held in Boulder Colorado on September 29th.
A three year curriculum development and professional development program entitled "STEM Polar Connections: A three region initiative to integrate
the study of Polar Regions and activities associated with the International Polar Year (IPY) into the middle and high school curriculum" has been
funded. See the press release.
Ray Bradley, Director of the Climate System Research Center has received a three-year, $416,550 award from the
National Science Foundation for his project, titled “Volcanoes in the Arctic System: Geochronology and Climate Impacts”. See the
Ray Bradley, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Geosciences, was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European
Geosciences Union, for "his contribution to paleoclimate reconstruction from continental archives and for being instrumental
in the multi-proxy approach leading to the quantification of climate change over the last millennium". Bradley received the
award at a ceremony in Vienna, Austria on April 17th.