TEAM

Richard Collins
I am a professor of atmospheric science in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Geophysical Institute. My interests include weather and climate and how we understand (or occasionally misunderstand) our atmosphere with different measurement techniques. I work with students making measurements of the Arctic atmosphere at the Lidar Research Laboratory at Poker Flat Research Range in an effort to better understand our local and global environment. I consider myself lucky to be working in Alaska during a time of unprecedented interest in the Arctic environment. Please feel free to contact me at <rlcollins@alaska.edu>

Jintai Li
I am an assistant research professor of space  in the Geophysical Institute . My interests include the lidar remote sensing and the interactions between meteorology and space weather . I am working with students to develop new lidar systems at the Lidar Research Laboratory at Poker Flat Research Range.  I also work with models and observations to understand  the role of waves in the regional and global circulation. Please feel free to contact me at <jl23@alaska.edu>.

Satyaki Das
I am a PhD student working with Drs. Collins and Li in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Geophysical Institute at UAF. My current research focuses on the meteorology and dynamics of the Arctic mesosphere and lower thermosphere with lidar and radar instruments. Please feel free to contact me at <sdas8@alaska.edu> if you have any questions about my research or about life in Fairbanks or India.

Iluminating the Arctic atmosphere with lasers