Alaska Climate Research Center
Martin Stuefer is the director of the Alaska Climate Research Center and the State Climate Office. Stuefer is based at the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is a Research Associate Professor maintaining a program with a strong emphasis in atmospheric sciences using satellite and airborne remote sensing methods. His group developed methods to observe and model atmospheric phenomena from ice particle formation and dispersion, to extreme aerosol events. His graduate students work on projects to improve models of emissions from biomass burning and volcanic eruptions. A main focus of Stuefer’s work is in support of the DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program in Alaska. He is also ARM lead instrument mentor for improved observations of hydrometeors and upper atmosphere humidity.
Associate Research Professor in Atmospheric Sciences, Director Alaska Climate Research Center, Alaska State Climatologist, Chief Scientist of GINA