Andrew Mahoney

Andrew Mahoney

About Andy

Andy Mahoney is an assistant research professor in Geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.

Dr. Mahoney’s research focuses on landfast and nearshore sea ice dynamics as well as human-sea ice relationships using field measurements and observations, and remote sensing data. Currently he is involved with the Seasonal Ice Zone Observing Network (SIZONet) and Mapping and Characterization of Recurring Spring Leads and Landfast ice in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas project. His research interests also include historic sea ice data and the growth of sea ice under the influence of ice shelves in Antarctica.


Andy says: My broad field of expertise is sea ice geophysics, but my research interests encompass climate change, coastal dynamics, ice-ocean interaction and the relationship between humans and sea ice. Arctic sea ice is a rapidly changing component of the global climate system and reports of its retreat make frequent headlines in international media. My research interests include the local implications of these changes for the Arctic residents. Sea ice geophysics also has an important role to play in providing data and information to stake holders and policy makers as commercial interests in the Arctic grow.

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