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.
For recent results, please visit our news page. For examples of our current research projects, please visit our research page. You can meet the members of the research team at our team page. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Our contact information (location, phone, snail mail…) is on the contact page.
Students who are interested in joining the group can learn more at the students page. Students are invited to contact any team member to get further information about research projects and available positions.
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.