TEAM

Current team members

Jennifer Alspach
I am a graduate student in the atmospheric sciences department. My research is focused on lidar observations of noctilucent clouds and using satellite data to examine the environmental conditions in which they form. I’m interested in the use of creative methods such as art and storytelling to share science with others. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions <jalspach@alaska.edu>.
 

Jintai Li
I am a PhD student working with Dr. Collins in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Geophysical Institute. My current research focuses on the meteorology and dynamics of the Arctic middle atmosphere with Lidar and Radar instruments. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my research or the life in Alaska <jli23@alaska.edu>.
 
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.
 

Iluminating the Arctic atmosphere with lasers