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Steve Vavrus

Steve Vavrus

Expert on global climate change, Arctic climate, Wisconsin climate, extreme weather

Senior scientist, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies Work: 608-265-5279 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Using numerical models to assess simulated changes in Earth's climate in the past (paleoclimate) and future
  • Ongoing and future Arctic climatic change, including societal impacts and effects outside of polar regions
  • Weather and climate in the Great Lakes region, especially Wisconsin


  • Scientific Steering Committee Member of SEARCH (Study of Environmental Arctic Change)
  • Scientific Steering Committee Member of CESM (Community Earth System Model)
  • Chair of American Meteorological Society's Polar Meteorology and Oceanography Committee, 2007-2009