UAF Department of Atmospheric
Sciences Students 2008-09
Climate (Ph.D.) (U. Bhatt)
Peter graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology from Valparaiso University in 2005 and an M.S. in Atmospheric Science from UAF in 2007. He is currently a PhD student in the atmospheric science program at UAF working with Dr. Uma Bhatt. His current research focuses on climate predictability and variability in Alaska. Peter grew up in Detroit, Michigan and his many hobbies include: playing music on the cello, piano, and organ, hosting radio programs on KUAC, and going for walks.
(M.S.) (D. Atkinson)
(M.S.) (N. Mölders)
Atmospheric Sciences: Alaska coastal climatology and modeling (Ph.D.) (D. Atkinson) firstname.lastname@example.org
Becki grew up in central Minnesota and recently completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science at the University of North Dakota. She is currently pursuing her Master's degree at UAF working for Dr. Igor Polyakov at the International Arctic Research Center. She completed summer internships with the Army High Performance Computing Research Center in Minnesota, with NOAA at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hilo, HI, and at the NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia. Her hobbies include fishing, camping, hiking, cooking, and listening to country music.
I was born and raised in northwestern Montana, where I received my B.A. in Physics and Astronomy at the University of Montana, Missoula, in 2006. I conducted undergraduate research on long-period variable stars (with Dr. David Friend) and subsurface convection on Mars (with Dr. Maureen McGraw). After completing my B.A., I worked for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Montana for a year as adjunct faculty teaching laboratory courses in astronomy and general physical and chemical science. I also worked with NSF/EPSCoR as an outreach coordinator and educator. At UAF, I am working toward my MS degree in Atmospheric Science as a research assistant for Dr. Richard Collins. My research area is lidar studies of aurorally excited N2+. In my free time, among other things, I enjoy canoeing, Tae Kwon Do, knitting, watching Star Trek, cooking, and reading.
(M.S.) (D. Atkinson)
Julie graduated with a B.S. in Meteorology and a minor in Geographic Information Science from Penn State University in December 2007. She is currently working on her M.S. with David Atkinson. Julie's thesis focus is on the formation and dissipation of radiation and marine temperature inversions. She is also working part-time for the National Weather Service as a SCEP student. When she's not in IARC, you'll find Julie on her bicycle or wandering around in the mountains.
Glacier Meteorology (M.S.) (D. Atkinson)
High Latitude Storm Dynamics (Ph.D.) (D. Atkinson)
I am from Brazil, and it is there I received my B.A. in Meteorology. I have a Masters in Geophysics and Climatology from the University of Bergen, Norway. There, I conducted research on storm track climatology in the Northern Hemisphere and the North Atlantic. I speak five languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English, Norwegian and Italian. At UAF, I am working toward my PhD degree in Atmospheric Sciences. I work as a research assistant for Dr. David Atkinson at the International Arctic Research Center. My research area is on the climatology of storm tracks in the North Pacific. I also work as a Journalist/Contributing Editor to the American Geophysical Union Atmospheric Sciences Section Newsletter. My hobbies are reading, watching good movies, riding my bicycle, listening to music (from classical to R&B), speaking different languages and being in touch with my family.
Debasish Pai Mazumder
(Ph.D.) (N. Mölders)
I was born in Kolkata, India. I received my bachelor degree in physics on 2002 from University of Calcutta, India. I obtained my master degree in atmospheric science on 2004 from the same university. There I carried out my research on the kinetic energy spectra of turbulence in the thermally stratified atmospheric surface layer. I worked in Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi as a project associate on mesoscale modeling on 2005. Presently I am working towards my PhD degree under the guidance of Professor Nicole Mölders in Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks. My research deals with the investigation of interaction between climate, permafrost and vegetation changes. My hobbies are watching good Hollywood and Bollywood movies and driving my car.
Stacy Porter Atmospheric Sciences:
(M.S.) (N. Mölders)
I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN, and I received my B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences in December 2006 at the University of North Carolina in Asheville. I also worked as a documentation analyst at the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. Now, I am pursuing my M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences here at UAF. My research is with Dr. Nicole Mšlders and focuses on the impact of ship emissions on the coastal landscapes of southwest Alaska. When I am not working, I enjoy dancing, watching classic movies, and reading.
Kara Sterling Atmospheric Sciences:
(Ph.D) (U. Bhatt)
Hui N. Q. Tran Atmospheric Sciences:
(Ph.D) (N. Mölders)
I was born and grew up in Ho Chi Minh City, Southern part of Vietnam. I graduated with a B.E. in Environmental Engineering from HCMC University of Technology in 2004, and then finished my M.E. in Environmental Engineering and Management at Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand) in 2008. I?m currently doing my PhD in Atmospheric Sciences at UAF working with Prof. Nicole Mölders. My research focuses on simulating air quality, particularly is PM2.5, in the Fairbanks and adjacent areas (Alaska).
Trang Tran Atmospheric Sciences:
(Ph.D) (N. Mölders)
I was born in the north of Vietnam but grew up in the south. I received my B.S. in environmental science at HCM University of Natural Sciences, 2005, and then received my M.S. in the same field at Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, 2008. Now I am doing my PhD degree under the guidance of Prof. Nicole Mölders in Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks. I am performing investigations on the impact of emissions from wildfires, ship traffic and Alaska anthropogenic sources and of long-range transport of pollutants on air quality and deposition of atmospheric contaminants into Alaska coastal regions. When I am not working, I enjoy reading news, cooking or watching movies with my husband.
I am from Sri Lanka and have also lived in India where I received a B.E degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering. I have a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University, Bozeman. I am currently enrolled in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences Ph.D. program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Under the guidance of Dr. Richard Collins my research work includes lidar measurements of the Arctic stratosphere and mesosphere to study the impact of waves on the polar stratospheric vortex. My hobbies include photography and reading books.