Martin Jeffries

ProfessorMartin Jeffries
(907) 474-5257
martin [dot] jeffries [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu

Snow Ice and Permafrost Group
UAF Department of Geology & Geophysics
Currently on leave as an NSF and ONR Program Director

Dr. Jeffries conducts his research in the Arctic and Antarctic. Since late 1990 he has participated in eight Antarctic sea ice research cruises, either as a Principal Investigator or Chief Scientist. His lake ice research has concentrated on shallow tundra lakes on the Alaska North Slope and at the Poker Flat Research Range near Fairbanks. For more information about snow and ice research experiences for teachers, go to ALISON (Alaska Lake Ice and Snow Observatory Network).  

Dr. Jeffries current research interests include:

  • remote sensing of sea ice and lake ice properties and processes, and air-ice-water interaction;
  • growth and decay of sea ice and lake ice, and resultant variations in characteristics
  • interactions between climate and sea and lake ice in global change.
  • snow and ice research experiences for Alaska K-12 teachers to promote learning in the local context.

ALISON projectImages: (Below) Aerial view of sample sites selected by teachers at Delta Cyber School for ALISON project measurements.

(Right) The ALISON project: K-12 science and mathematics teachers, teachers' aides and university faculty taking samples and measurements to learn about the nature of scientific inquiry and the variability of lake ice, snow and conductive heat flow in Alaska

Ice Road

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