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 modeling, and glacier seismicity. Methods encompass modeling, remote sensing and field observations. Current field sites include Greenland, Antarctica and various sites in Alaska.
Currently we have a PhD opportunity in ice-atmosphere interaction (modeling) and a PhD opportunity in ice-ocean interaction (modeling). See our Research Opportunities page.
Prospective graduate students - general information:
Typically a few graduate student research assistantships become available each academic year. If you are interested in applying to UAF's MSc or PhD program, please contact the person(s) in our group whose research interests coincide most closely with yours and inquire about upcoming opportunities.