Rick Lader is interested in studying how climate extremes are changing in Alaska and in understanding the impacts of these changes. A necessary aspect of this research has involved the development of dynamically downscaled climate data to obtain more localized information. He has used these data to better understand a wide range of climate and natural hazard issues that span from severe fire seasons in Interior and south-central Alaska to record low Bering Sea ice extent to marine heat waves in the Gulf of Alaska. These data have also been served broadly to the research community across Alaska.
Role at AK CASC: Postdoctoral Fellow
Affiliations: UAF International Arctic Research Center and University of Alaska Fairbanks