Welcome to the Collins Research Lab’s webpage at the Geophysical Institute (GI) of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Our research group studies the Arctic middle and upper atmosphere with the goal of better understanding weather, climate and space weather. Our research is primarily based on lidar (laser radar) observations that we make at the Lidar Research Laboratory (LRL) at Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR).

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 me to get further information about research projects and available positions  as research assistants.

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.

Iluminating the Arctic atmosphere with lasers