David Lawrence

NCAR Scientist

Contact
303-497-1384
dlawren@ucar.edu
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Area of expertise
Climate
Specialties
permafrost and climate change; climate change at northern latitudes; interactions between land, atmosphere, and climate, particularly with regards to the water cycle

Lawrence studies climate change at northern latitudes, with a focus on permafrost (permanently frozen soil) and other land surface processes. He uses climate models to predict rates of permafrost melt over the coming century, and studies how periods of rapid sea ice loss will affect rates of climate warming over Alaska, Canada, and Russia. Lawrence works in NCAR’s Climate and Global Dynamics Division.