Pan-Arctic Studies of the Coupled Tropospheric, Stratospheric and Mesospheric Circulation

The LRL is contributing to the International Polar Year as part of the Arctic Observing Network. Observations at the LRL are being used to study the middle atmosphere during the IPY to better understand the physics and chemistry of the Arctic polar vortex. The dedicated project website can be found here.

Eighth International Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region

The LRL supports studies of noctilucent clouds and the Eighth International Workshop on Layered Phenomena in the Mesopause Region (LPMR-8). LPMR-8 was held at the Geophysical Institute (GI) of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) on the UAF campus during 20-23 August 2007.

Studies of the Urban Troposphere of Interior Alaska

On 21 October 2005 several atmospheric science researchers met in 417 IARC for a discussion of collaborative research that they could conduct to address the meteorology of the urban environment in Fairbanks.  A summary report and presentations can be downloaded from the links below. Please contact the authors if you plan to use this material.



Introduction and Summary  Richard Collins,   (


Requirements for Developing Parameterization Schemes for Turbulent Fluxes of Momentum, Sensible Heat and Water Vapor   Gerhardt Kramm (


Pollution Dispersion in the Stable Boundary Layer (SBL) and over Complex Topography with MM5/CAMQ  Jing Zhang (, Jeremy Krieger, and Catherine Cahill


Improving PBL and Air Quality Simulations with Data Assimilation  Jing Zhang (, Jeremy Krieger, and Catherine Cahill


Boundary Layer Experimental Data for Evaluation of WRFchem  Nicole Mölders (


Boundary Layer Dynamics and Chemistry  William Simpson (


Aerosols in the Boundary Layer  Catherine Cahill (


Synoptic-Scale Influences on the Boundary Layer  David Atkinson (


Winter Boundary Layer Experiment (WiBLEx)  Javier Fochesatto (, Richard Collins

Richard Collins