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Center for Global Change Funds Student Research

by Patricia Anderson, Associate Director, Center for Global Change

This issue of global glimpses is dedicated to student research results from the 1994 student grant competition. In the January issue of global glimpses we featured articles by Loren Buck, Brian Fadely, Clara Jodwalis and Jennifer Kelley. The remaining students funded in 1994 are featured in this issue. We thank the 1994 student grant recipients for their contributions.

In February 1996 the Center held the 4th annual competition for student research grants in the areas of global change and earth system science. Fifteen proposals were submitted to the competition, and seven awards in the range of $3,000 ­ $5,000 were made. A review panel consisting of members of the Center's Science Steering Committee and other faculty made the award recommendations. The 1996 grantees and their projects are listed below:

blue bulletWill Cantrell, Geophysical Institute & Physics Dept.
"Improvement of Static Thermal Diffusion Chamber for more Accurate Measurement of Atmospheric Cloud Condensation Nuclei"

blue bulletVictoria Goetcheus, Department of Geology and Geophysics
"Plant Macrofossil and Insect Analysis of an Ancient Landscape"

blue bulletWei Han, Geophysical Institute & Physics Department
"Solar Radiation Budget in Arctic Surface from Satellite Measurements"

blue bulletAnthony Mieloch, Economics Department
"A Bioeconomic Analysis of Alaska's Commerical Herring Roe Fishery"

blue bulletAllan Phelps, Geophysical Institute, Department of Geology and Geophysics - UAF & Biological Sciences Department - UAA
"Using Satellite Based Synthetic Aperture Radar to Evaluate Winter Methane Storage and Efflux During Ice-Off in High Latitude Lakes"

blue bulletLawrence Plug, Department of Geology and Geophysics
"The Application of Ice Polygons as a New Paleoclimate Indicator: Modeling, Field and Lab Investigations"

blue bulletQiuqing Zhang, Geophysical Institute & Physics Department
"Detailed Modeling Study of Climate Feedbacks in the Arctic, which Involve Cloud-Capped Boundary Layer"

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