Dr. Reginald R. Muskett

Research Associate
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407A Elvey Bldg.
 
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Geophysical Institute
903 Koyukuk Dr.
P.O. Box 757320
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7320

 
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(907) 474-1925
 
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(907) 474-5882
 
 
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About Me

I am applying Geoinformatics, Space Geodesy, Remote Sensing and Geophysics techniques and developing mathematical methods for detecting and measuring changes of permafrost and associated environment variables across the Northern Hemisphere and at specific site locations with terrestrial ground networks (energy and mass cycles) including the continuously operating GPS stations of the International Terrestrial Reference Frame.

My interests in science and mathematics covers topics in Geophysics (Gravity, Geomagnetic Fields and Meteorology), Planetary Sciences and applications of Inverse Theory, Harmonic and Numerical Analysis.

Since I was a young student in Alabama, I had interests in Astronomy and Mathematics, in part due to the writings of Carl Sagan and the NASA Mariner, Pioneer and Viking Missions.

After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BS in Geology/Mathematics I was hired by the Defense Mapping Agency (DMA), Topographic-Hydrographic Center, Department of Defense in the early build-up in modernization toward global Geographic Information Systems supporting operations by US and NATO. After the successful missions, Operations Desert Shield & Desert Storm (now referred to as Gulf War I) and others I rose to the rank of Senior Cartographer within the Digital Products Department. Later I decided that to further my science interests and career I left DMA for graduate research and studies in Ohio and lastly in Alaska. During my time at the University of Akron I was a participant in the NSF Summer in Japan Program 1997. I now hold degrees of Master of Science Geophysics from the University of Akron, Ohio and Doctor of Philosophy Geophysics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Research Interests

Space geodesy, Satellite Remote Sensing and Geophysics.
Computer Science and Mathematics applications in the physical sciences.
Computational machine design and assembly.
Analysis of GPS multi-path for ground environment variables.

Current Projects

GOSAT-Derived Measurements of Near-Surface and Troposphere CH4 and CO2 concentrations and sources.

GRACE-Derived Groundwater Storage Changes of the Arctic Permafrost Watersheds.

MODIS Land Surface Temperature Variations of the Northern Hemisphere comparison with water mass, surface elevation and ecosystem changes from 2000.

Measuring the Changing Arctic Through Its Changing Gravity Field: GOCE and GRACE: ESA Project Approved 5/25/10.

Past Projects

Mass Balances and Dynamics of the Bering, Icy Bay and Malaspina Glacier Systems in Alaska, U.S.A., and Yukon, Canada, from 1972 through 2006.

Appointments

Research Associate, Geophysical Institute, 2015-current
Postdoctoral Fellow, Geophysical Institute, 2008-2015
Graduate Research Assistant (GI, UAF), 1999-2007
Research Associate, Dept. of Geology, Univ. of Akron, Ohio, 1998-1999
Senior Cartographer, Defense Mapping Agency, HTC, DoD, Bethesda MD, 1992-1994
Physcial Scientitst, Defense Mapping Agency, HTC, DoD, Bethesda MD, 1985-1992

Education

Ph.D., 2007, Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Alaska
M.S., 1998, Geophysics, University of Akron, Ohio
B.S., 1983, Geology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama

Synergistic Activities

Convener and Chair of AGU and EGU Cryosphere, Climate Change: Past, Present and Future and Global Environmental Change sessions since 2007.

Professional Memberships

Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Canadian Remote Sensing Society
European Geoscience Union
International Permafrost Association
US Permafrost Association
American Geophysical Union (circa 1991)

Presentations

Muskett, R.R. (2016), ICESat GLAS Elevation Changes and ALOS PALSAR InSAR Line-Of-Sight Changes on the Continuous Permafrost Zone of the North Slope, Alaska. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 12-16, C33B-0828.

Muskett, R.R. (2016), ICESat GLAS Elevation Changes and ALOS PALSAR InSAR Line-Of-Sight Changes on the Continuous Permafrost Zone of the North Slope, Alaska. Presented at the 11th International Conference on Permafrost, Potsdam, Germany, June 2016.

Muskett, R.R., Romanovsky, V.E., Cable, W.L., Kholodov, A.L. (2016), Active-Layer Soil Moisture Content Regional Variations in Alaska and Russia by Ground-Based and Satellite-Based Methods, 2002 Through 2014. Presented at the 11th International Conference on Permafrost, Potsdam, Germany, June 2016.

Muskett, R.R. (2016), ICESat GLAS Elevation Changes and ALOS PALSAR InSAR Line-Of-Sight Changes on the Continuous Permafrost Zone of the North Slope, Alaska. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, April 20, EGU2015-4986.

Muskett, R.R., Romanovsky, V.E., Cable, W.L., Kholodov, A.L. (2016), Active-Layer Soil Moisture Content Regional Variations in Alaska and Russia by Ground-Based and Satellite-Based Methods, 2002 Through 2014. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, April 20, EGU2015-5000.

Muskett, R.R., Romanovsky, V.E., Cable, W.L., Kholodov, A.L. (2015), Active-Layer Soil Moisture Content Regional Variations in Alaska and Russia by Ground-Based and Satellite-Based Methods, 2002 Through 2014. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 12-18, C21C-0752.

Muskett, R.R. (2015), ICESat GLAS Elevation Changes and ALOS PALSAR InSAR Line-of-Sight Changes on the Continuous Permafrost Zone of the North Slope, Alaska. Presented at the NASA-ISRO SAR Mission Applications Workshop: Linking The Applied Science Community to Mision Data, NASA AMES Conference Center, Moffit Field, California, Oct. 13-15.

Muskett, R.R. (2015), Alaska Water Resource Changes through Gravity Field Change and Microwave Radiometry Methods by Satellites (Invited). Presented at the Alaska Divition American Water Resource Association Meeting, Fairbanks, Alaska, May 2015.

Muskett, R.R., Romanovsky, V.E., Cable, W.L., Kholodov, A.L. (2015), Active-Layer Soil Moisture Content Regional Variations in Alaska and Russia by Ground-Based and Satellite-Based Methods, 2002 Through 2014. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 13-17, EGU2015-6960.

Muskett, R.R. (2015), Changes in Arctic Diurnal Range Land-Surface Temperature Derived by NASA MODIS-Terra and -Aqua 2000 through 2012. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 13-17, EGU2015-6734.

Muskett, R.R. (2014), Arctic Diurnal Land-Surface Temperature Range Changes Derived by NASA MODIS-Terra and -Aqua 2000 through 2012. Presented at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, Dec. 15-19, GC51D-0454.

Muskett, R.R. (2014), Applying Space Geodesy for Permafrost Research in Alaska and the Northern Hemisphere: Bringing Space Geodesy and Remote Sensing Down to Earth. Presented at the USGS Alaska Climate Science Center Workshop and Meeting: Climate, Conservation, and Community in Alaska and Northwest Canada, Hotel Capitan Cook, Anchorage, Alaska, 4-5 November, 2014.

Muskett, R.R. (2014), InSAR Investigations in Permafrost Regions of Alaska. Presented at the NISAR Applications Workshop: NASA-ISRO SAR Mission Applications Workshop: Linking Mission Goals to Societal Benefit, USGS Headquarters, Reston, Virginia, 28-29 October, 2014.

Muskett, R.R. (2014), ICESat-Derived Elevation Changes on the Lena Delta and Laptev Sea, Siberia. Presented at the 4th European Conference on Permafrost, Évora, Portugal, 22 June, 2014.

Muskett, R.R. (2014), MODIS-Derived Nighttime Arctic Land-Surface Temperature Nascent Trends and Non-Stationary Changes. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, Session GI2.7, EGU2014-2503, April 28, 2014.

Muskett, R.R. (2014), ICESat-Derived Elevation Changes on the Lena Delta and Laptev Sea, Siberia. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, Session BG5.1, EGU2014-2506, April 29, 2014.

Muskett, R.R. (2013), GOSAT CH4 and CO2, MODIS Evapotranspiration On the Northern Hemisphere June and July 2009, 2010 and 2011. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 9-13, GC21D-0877.

Muskett, R.R. (2013), GOSAT CH4 and CO2, MODIS Evapotranspiration On the Northern Hemisphere June and July 2009, 2010 and 2011. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 7-12, EGU2013-2344.

Muskett, R.R. (2013), MODIS-Derived Arctic Land-Surface Temperature Trends. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 7-12, EGU2013-2346.

Muskett, R.R. (2012), Arctic Land-Surface Temperatures Increasing From 2000 Through 2012 Derived By MODIS Sensors on NASA Earth Observing Satellites. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 2-6, GC31B-0991.

Muskett, R.R. and V.E Romanovsky (2012), Multi-Satellite Derived Changes in Energy and Mass of Russian Permafrost Regions. Presented at the Tenth International Conference on Permafrost, June 25, 2012, Salekhard, Russia.

Muskett, R.R. (2012), Land-Surface Temperature Changes on the High-Latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere and Permafrost Biosequestration Stability. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, Session CR1.1, April 25, 2012. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, EGU2012-6154-1.

Muskett, R.R. (2012), Multi-Satellite and Sensor Derived Trends and Variation of Snow Water Equivalent on the High-Latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere: Implications for Permafrost Biosequestration Stability. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, Session CR1.1, April 25, 2012. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, EGU2012-6149-1.

Muskett, R.R. (2012), In-Situ, Model and Satellite-Derived Snow Water Equivalent Comparisons in Alaskan Permafrost Biosequestration Regions. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, Session CR4.1, April 23, 2012. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, EGU2012-6139.

Muskett, R.R. (2012), Investigations of Snow Water Equivalent and Land-Surface Temperature Across the Northern High-Latitudes of Earth, ESA DUE Permafrost Final User Workshop, 15-17 February, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany.

Muskett, R.R. and V.E. Romanovsky (2011), Energy and Mass Changes of the Russian Permafrost Regions from Multi-Satellite and In-Situ Measurements. Presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, Dec. 5-9, GC41C-0823 Poster.

Muskett, R.R. and V.E. Romanovsky (2011), Permafrost Ecosystem Changes Across Eurasia and North America Using Multi-Satellite Measurements.  Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, Session BG5.1, April 7, 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 13, EGU2011-3882.

Muskett, R.R. and V.E. Romanovsky (2011), ICESat-Derived Surface Changes Across the Permafrost Zones of Eurasia and North America. Presented at the European Geoscience Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, Session CR4.3, April 6, 2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 13, EGU2011-3879.

Muskett, R.R. and V.E. Romanovsky (2011), Multi-Satellite Measurement of Changes in Water Storage, Land-Surface Temperature and Atmosphere CO2 of the Northern Eurasian Permafrost Watersheds. Presented at the ESA Due Workshop, Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks, 3 March 2011.

Muskett, R.R. and V.E. Romanovsky (2010), Multi-Satellite Measurement of Changes of Water Storage, Land-Surface Temperature and Atmosphere CO2 of the Northern Eurasian Permafrost Watersheds. Abstract GC42B-06, AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 13-17, 2010. 

Muskett, R.R. and V.E. Romanovsky (2010), Northern Hemisphere Permafrost Changes Associated With GRACE-Derived Water Storage, MODIS-Derived Land Surface Temperature Changes, European Conference on Permafrost, Svalbard, Norway, June 14 – 18, 2010.

Muskett, R.R. (2010), Water Mass Loss of the Himalayas from GRACE, ICESat and SRTM. Geophys. Res. Absts., 12, EGU2010-1037, 2010 EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria.PDF

Muskett, R.R. (2010), High-Resolution Geoid-Derived Groundwater Storage Changes in Alaska, U.S.A. and Yukon Territory, Canada, from 1999 through 2009 with Comparison to GRACE. Geophys. Res. Absts., 12, EGU2010-1595, 2010 EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria.

Muskett, R.R. (2010), Eastern Eurasian and Western North American Permafrost Groundwater Storage Changes from GRACE and High-Resolution Geoid Models. Geophys. Res. Absts., 12, EGU2010-1596, 2010 EGU General Assembly 2010, Vienna, Austria.PDF

Muskett, R.R., and V.E. Romanovsky (2009).  Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Derived Water Equivalent Changes of the Arctic Watersheds.  Eos Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract C51C-0493.PDF

Muskett, R.R., and V.E. Romanovsky (2009).  Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Derived Water Storage Changes of the Arctic Watersheds.   The 2nd International Symposium on Sentinel Earth – Advanced Utilization Studies of Satellite Data and Imagery Data, Nov. 4-5, 2009, Hokkaido University, Japan, Invited Lecture.

Muskett, R.R. (2009).  Hydrologic Secular Trends and Variations of the Eurasian and North American Permafrost Watersheds from GRACE, SSM/I and AMSR-E Observations.  Geophys. Res. Absts., 11, EGU2009-0, European General Assembly 2009, Vienna, Austria.PDF

Muskett, R.R. (2008). GRACE Hydrologic Mass Balance Secular Trends and Variations on Arctic Permafrost Watersheds. EOS Trans. AGU, 89 (53), Fall Meeting Suppl., Abstract GC41A-0690.PDF

Muskett, R.R. (2008). GRACE Secular Trends and Periodic Variations at Global and Regional Scales.  Geophys. Res. Absts., 10, 01592, 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-01592, European Geoscience Union Meeting, Vienna, Austria.PDF

Muskett, R.R. (2008).  GRACE Equivalent Water Mass Balance of the Himalayas and Tibet Plateau Region.  Geophys. Res. Absts., 10, 01606, 1607-7962/gra/EGU2007-A-01606, European Geoscience Union Meeting, Vienna, Austria.PDF