A photograph of the SAIL team
The Lidar Research Lab team.
Front row (L to R): Richard Collins, Rahsha Kerven, Michael Roddewig, Jack Kendall, Back row (L to R): Vishnu Kumar, Kylie Lambries, Jintai Li, Satyaki Das

Welcome to the Lidar Research Lab’s webpage at the Geophysical Institute (GI) of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). The Lidar Research Lab (LRL) is located at Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR), Chatanika Alaska.  Our research group studies the Arctic middle and upper atmosphere with the goal of better understanding weather, climate and space weather and the ocean and inland waters to improve our knowledge of aquatic ecosystems. Our research is primarily based on lidar (laser radar) atmospheric observations that we make at the LRL-PFRR,  system development at the GI Space and Atmosphere Instrumentation Laboratory (GI-SAIL) at the Elvey Building on the Troth Yeddha’ campus, and  lidar and passive imaging studies of the ocean and lakes that we make from boats, drones, and planes.

We acknowledge and thank the general public for their support of our research through public funding, grants and contracts.

The photographs below give a flavor of our work. Thank you for visiting our lab.