Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies

The Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies brings scholars, scientists, practitioners and leaders involved in Arctic affairs to the University of Washington to build new synergies with Canadian colleagues and reinforce relations. The Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies is supported by the UW Office of Global Affairs, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Social Sciences Division, College of Arts and Sciences, College of the Environment, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange Between Canada and the United States of America, Ottawa. The Canadian Studies Center, in the Jackson School, serves as the hosting unit for the Canada Fulbright Chair.

2016-17 UW Canada Fulbright Visiting Chair in Arctic Studies

Kent MooreProfessor Kent Moore has a Ph.D. in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics from Princeton University. He is currently a Professor of Physics at the University of Toronto. Professor Moore’s research interests include: theoretical geophysical fluid dynamics, mesoscale meteorology, polar meteorology, high latitude air-sea-ice interactions, physical oceanography, paleoclimatology and high altitude physiology. Professor Moore has published over 150 research papers in the high quality peer-reviewed literature. Among the journals that Professor Moore has published in include: Science, Nature, Nature Climate Change, Nature Communications, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Climate, the Journal of Hydrometeorology, Geophysical Research Letters, Progress in Oceanography, Deep Sea Research and the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.

In addition, Professor Moore has played a leadership role in a number of national and international research collaborations including the Canadian Atlantic Storms Program, the Beaufort and Arctic Storms Experiment, the Canadian GEWEX (Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment) Program, the Labrador Sea Deep Ocean Convection Experiment, the Greenland Flow Distortion Experiment, the Storms of the Arctic Experiment and the Iceland-Greenland Sea Project. Professor Moore has also trained over 30 undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who have gone onto varied careers in private industry, government and academe.

Professor Moore has received funding from a variety of sources including the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Environment Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences, External Affairs Canada, the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research.

Professor Moore has also held senior academic positions at the University of Toronto including the Associate Dean (Sciences) in the Faculty of Arts and Science as well as the Chair of the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences.


29 March 2017 – Seminar: “Atmospheric forcing of deep ocean convection in the subpolar North Atlantic: A tale of four seas,” Physical Oceanography Lunch Seminar

31 March 2017 – In-the-media: by Tania Kohut, “Here’s why thinning Arctic ice could mean trouble for the whole food chain,” Global News

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