Sandra Starkweather

 

Sandra Starkweather

Earth System Research Laboratory
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
325 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80305


sandy.starkweather@noaa.gov

Sandy Starkweather is the Implementation Scientist for the International Arctic Systems for Observing the Atmosphere (IASOA). The IASOA consortium addresses key atmospheric science questions through coordinating the considerable atmospheric observing assets at nine pan-Arctic flagship observatories. Sandy has used her coursework at CSTP as a platform for investigating the policy landscape of Arctic research and identifying requirements for effective assessments and useable science. The arctic atmosphere has profound effects on regional climate, implications for global climate and directly impacts the arctic environment affecting communities and ecosystems. Sandy works with IASOA science leads on creating creating ambitious pan-Arctic science syntheses, as well as assessments and data products targeted at a broader audience of Arctic stakeholders. Within the science community, syntheses will contribute to a focused understanding of physical processes, to better inform future research. For the broader community of stakeholders, targeted assessment and data products will contribute to more resilient Arctic communities and ecosystems.