University of Alaska Fairbanks
Kate Hedström has been living in Fairbanks, Alaska since 2001, where she works at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She received her BA in Physics at UCSD and stayed on for a PhD at Scripps. She became interested in the ocean by living near it in San Diego and also through Mr. Hendershot's introductory physical oceanography class. She has been working with Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) models since she left Scripps. Her current interest is the waters around Alaska including sea ice, tides, and ecosystem dynamics. She has also helped with an effort to couple ROMS to both a climate model (NCAR's CCSM/CESM) and to a fish model. Kate is contributing to the Exploring Groundfish Dynamics with Integrated Biophysical Models aspect of the Gulf of Alaska Project.