The glaciers group at the Geophysical Institute consists of 7 faculty members, 4 professors emeritus, science staff and graduate students.

Our research consists of a wide range of topics, including glacier mass-balance and volume change studies using e.g. repeat-profile airborne laser altimetry, the dynamics of lake and tidewater calving glaciers, ice sheet online pokies modeling, and glacier seismicity. Methods encompass modeling, remote sensing and field observations. Current field sites include Greenland, Antarctica and various sites in Alaska.

Research Opportunities

Graduate students:

It is likely that grad student support (research assistantships) will be available for fall 2016 (and possibly earlier).

If you are interested in applying to UAF's MSc or PhD program, please contact any in our group whose research interests coincide most closely with yours and inquire about upcoming opportunities.

Check with the UAF Grad School for requirements and procedures for applying. Glaciology students are encouraged to apply for the geophysics program. See for more information. Although most graduate students are associated with the Department of Geology and Geophysics through the geophysics program, you can also be associated with other departments, i.e. the Department of Physics.


There are currently no open positions. Check back soon for updates.