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John E. Walsh
Dr. John Walsh is a Research Professor at the International Research Center/University of Alaska, Fairbanks. His research has addressed Arctic climate weather variability, with an emphasis on sea ice variability and the role of sea ice and snow cover in weather and climate. Dr. Walsh is a Convening Lead Author for the Fourth U.S. National Climate Assessment, and he was a lead author for the Polar Regions chapter of the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He co-chaired the Polar Research Board committee on sea ice prediction. Before joining the University of Alaska, he spent 30 years on the faculty of the University of Illinois, Urbana, where he taught courses on weather and climate. He has co-authored a textbook, Severe and Hazardous Weather. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
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