Santosh Panda is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His research is primarily focused on improving the understanding of rapidly evolving permafrost dynamics in Alaska with an ultimate goal of predicting the response of permafrost to climate change and its effect on the Arctic systems. He uses a variety of techniques to study the complex permafrost dynamics which range from detailed ground observations to ground temperature modeling, and remote sensing of permafrost related landscape change such as changes in surface hydrology, vegetation, forest fires, and wildlife habitats.
Snow Ice Permafrost
Assistant Research Professor