Michel Mesquita, Graduate Student/Research Assistant with the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, was recognized with two items of distinction: a competitive grant award from the Center from Global Change and Arctic System Research (CGC/CIFAR) and a special recognition for excellence by the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathmatics (CNSM). His research interests are storm tracks and the impacts of severe storms on coastlines and ice edges.

Lecture Presentation:

Beyond Climate Change
Presented Mar. 2, 2008
Lecture Summary
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Michel Mesquita is a Research Assistant with the International Arctic Research Center. His lecture begins with background about his studies (Meteorology, Climatology, Geophysics, and Linguistics) and a geography lesson about his native country, Brazil. Michel talks about storms, how storms are created, and why they are important. Prior to the lecture a DVD was sent out to schools to view on what Climate Policy, so that schools could ask questions and debate issues that were talked about after his talk. Following his talk Michel leads a panel discussion regarding Climate Policy. Questions from students and teachers in the Bering Strait School District are included.
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