Atmospheric and space science experts

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  • Syun-Ichi Akasofu

    Syun-Ichi Akasofu

    October 28, 2022

    Syun-Ichi Akasofu is an expert in aurora physics, solar physics, geophysics, and magnetosphere.

  • Vladimir Alexeev

    October 28, 2022

    Uses a hierarchy of models and observational data to study large-scale dynamics of climate. Climate dynamics, atmospheric large-scale circulation, permafrost.

  • Tom Ballinger

    Tom Ballinger

    October 28, 2022

    Tom Ballinger is an expert in Arctic weather and climate. His research examines high-latitude atmospheric circulation variability and change, and its impacts on the climate of Alaska and Greenland. He also studies interactions between Arctic sea ice and the atmosphere at local to large scales.

  • Uma Bhatt

    Uma Bhatt

    October 28, 2022

    Uma Bhatt is an expert in climate change, climate variability, meteorology, air-sea ice interaction, atmosphere, atmospheric sciences, climatology, cryosphere, hydrometeorology, physical oceanography, physics of global warming, remote sensing application, and tundra vegetation.

  • Peter Bieniek

    Peter Bieniek

    October 28, 2022

    Peter Bieniek is an expert in Alaska climatology, climate variability and change, dynamical downscaling, and regional climate.

  • Richard Collins

    Richard Collins

    October 28, 2022

    Design and operation of laser radar (lidar) systems at the Lidar Research Laboratory at Poker Flat Research Range. He has conducted studies on the ozone hole, the meteorology of the stratosphere and mesosphere, fluid dynamics of waves and turbulence, noctilucent clouds, volcanic plume tracking, forest fires, and fisheries. Remote sensing.

  • Mark Conde

    Mark Conde

    October 28, 2022

    The aurora and how space weather events perturb Earth鈥檚 upper atmosphere.

  • Peter Delamere

    Peter Delamere

    October 28, 2022

    Focuses on comparative magnetospheric physics with emphasis on numerical simulation of space plasmas. The solar wind鈥檚 interaction with the magnetospheres of Jupiter and Saturn, comets, Pluto, and the plasma interaction at Io, and developed models to study the flow of mass and energy. Magnetospheric physics, numerical simulation.

  • Javier Fochesatto

    Javier Fochesatto

    October 28, 2022

    Atmospheric boundary layer composition, dynamics, meteorology and turbulence, as well as surface-atmosphere exchanges and their connection to the atmospheric boundary layer flow and coupling to mesoscale, regional and large scale models using remote sensing platforms.

  • Nettie La Belle-Hamer

    Nettie La Belle-Hamer

    October 28, 2022

    Expertise in physics, remote sensing, and synthetic aperture radar.

  • Don Hampton

    Don Hampton

    October 28, 2022

    The interface between Earth鈥檚 upper atmosphere and space, characterizing the energy input of aurora into the upper atmosphere and the effects of auroral energy input on the neutral atmosphere, using ground-based observations to estimate the rate of energy input from auroral electron precipitation over extended areas.

  • Jingqiu Mao

    Jingqiu Mao

    October 28, 2022

    Jingqiu Mao studies biosphere-atmosphere interactions, arctic urban air pollution, biomass burning emission and chemistry, fundamental chemical mechanisms, secondary organic aerosol formation, chemistry-climate interactions, and remote sensing of atmospheric trace gases.

  • Nicole M枚lders

    Nicole M枚lders

    October 28, 2022

    Human and natural impacts on weather, climate and air quality at various spatial and temporal scales. Atmospheric sciences, meteorology, hydrology, geophysics, air quality and mesoscale modeling, impact of land-use and land-cover changes on weather, and air quality. Wind energy. Data mining. Remote sensing.

  • Hans Nielsen

    Hans Nielsen

    October 28, 2022

    Studies the physical processes associated with the aurora and sprites (upper atmosphere lightning).

  • William (Bill) Simpson

    William (Bill) Simpson

    October 28, 2022

    Investigates Arctic radical chemistry through field measurements of trace gases and reactive radicals. Developing and deploying spectroscopic instruments, including laser-based instruments using cavity ring-down spectroscopy and passive optical absorption instruments.

  • Rick Thoman

    Rick Thoman

    October 28, 2022

    Rick Thoman is an expert in Alaska climate and weather. He produces reliable Alaska climate change information and graphics describing Alaska鈥檚 changing environment. His work spans the bridge between climate modeling, Alaska communities and media.

  • Denise Thorsen

    Denise Thorsen

    October 28, 2022

    Space systems engineering, radar remote sensing, small satellites. Design and development of small satellites and radar systems for Earth observing science.

  • John Walsh

    John Walsh

    October 28, 2022

    John Walsh is an expert in Arctic climate, weather, climate change adaptation and sea ice. He specializes in climate modeling, addressing regional vulnerabilities, downscaling models and more.

  • Peter Webley

    Peter Webley

    October 28, 2022

    Peter Webley studies remote sensing of natural hazards, dispersion modeling of aerosols, satellite detection methodologies, the application of unmanned aircraft systems for geoscience research and operational support, scenario planning for natural hazard assessment and risk mitigation, 3-D visualization of aerosol modeling, business development, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship.

  • Hui Zhang

    Hui Zhang

    October 28, 2022

    Zhang studies the structure and dynamics of the Earth鈥檚 dayside magnetosphere including the magnetosheath, magnetopause, boundary layer and cusp; energetic particle acceleration by magnetic reconnection; diffusion region physics; the interaction of interplanetary shocks with the Earth鈥檚 bow shock, magnetosphere, and the global effects resulting from the interaction; and foreshock phenomena such as Hot Flow Anomalies foreshock cavities and their geoeffects.

  • Xiangdong Zhang

    Xiangdong Zhang

    October 28, 2022

    Arctic climate change and variability; atmospheric dynamics; atmosphere-sea ice-ocean interactions; Arctic-lower latitudes linkages; cyclone/storm dynamics; extreme climate, weather, and hydrological events; climate change simulation and projection; high-resolution climate and weather modeling.

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    Rick Lader

    October 28, 2023

    Rick Lader is an expert in regional climate modeling and extreme event analysis in Alaska.