Faculty and students have access to world-class research facilities, including the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, Poker Flat Research Range and several observational networks. Students gain international exposure conducting research in cooperation with scientists from all over the world.
As faculty and students, we also are an integral part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Atmospheric Sciences and closely collaborate with other campus scientists, including those from the International Arctic Research Center. In addition, there are close research ties to the National Weather Service's Fairbanks Forecast Office.
A cold air funnel in a thunderstorm over the Fairbanks area on July 21, 2010, as seen from the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Photo by Uma Bhatt.
To learn more on this topic, check out the book 'Severe and Hazardous Weather' by Rauber, Walsh and Charlevoix.