Publications

2018
Anderson A, Hoffman B, Livengood D, Ou Yang ZY, Shannon L, Smith R, Zurkan C. Current State of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Yukon.; 2018. View the ReportAbstract

The Current State of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Yukon analyzes data pertaining to the participation and representation of women and girls in STEM professions and education. This report explores data regarding the attendance of elementary school girls at STEM-related camps and the results of standardized testing for numeracy, reading, and writing at Grade 4 and 7 levels. It also analyzes the application of young women to secondary level STEM electives as well as data regarding post-secondary programs, from application to graduation. The rates of employment for women in STEM fields in Yukon and funding amounts provided to researchers are also included.

2009
Akingunola A, Hipkin V, Maksymchak (Anderson) A, Zent A. Global Mars Multiscale Model water cycle validation using results from the Phoenix Mars lander mission. 2009.Abstract
In the current version of the Global Mars Multiscale Model (GM3), the water budget is represented through four terms: water vapour transport, a simple atmospheric ice condensation model, surface water vapour flux, and subsurface diffusion. Phoenix data combined with Viking data and MGS TES climatology provide a new tool to validate and further develop model parameterisations. Focus of current work is on the global field in the late northern summer, with Phoenix data assumed representative of the north polar region. Comparison is with systematic elements of diurnal variation seen in Phoenix MET temperature and TECP data, and new information about cloud height distribution from the Phoenix MET lidar. Results are presented and discussed from global uniform model simulations. Agreement is generally within acceptable levels of uncertainty, however, interesting repeatable near-surface atmospheric temperature variation is observed in Phoenix data during this season which is also present in the northern Viking Lander mission (Viking 2), but not in Viking 1 or in the model. This potential high latitude effect is discussed.