United States
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research

Matthew Lazzara

Full Professor
Madison Area Technical College
Department of Physical Sciences
Research Interests
Dr. Matthew A. Lazzara is a Senior Scientist and Research Meteorologist at the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC), Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), University of Wisconsin–Madison (UW–Madison). He is presently the Principal Investigator of the Antarctic Automatic Weather Station Program, Antarctic Meteorological Research Center and Arctic Satellite Composite Project. In the AMRC, Lazzara supports and maintains the generation and archive of Antarctic weather data, including the Antarctic satellite composite images and the processing of SSEC’s Automatic Weather Station (AWS) data collected by the AWS network in Antarctica. Additionally, he investigates meteorological phenomena in the Antarctic and conducts educational outreach activities with schools and organizations. He has worked on site at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, and at UW–Madison from 1995 to the present. Matthew Lazzara is a Weather and Climate faculty member and Chair of the Department of Physical Sciences, School of Engineering, Science and Mathematics, at Madison Area Technical College. There he teaches weather and climate, and climate and climate change courses.
Antarctic Research Location(s)
McMurdo Station
Field camp - fixed wing access
Field camp - helicopter access
Research Keywords
polar meteorology, automatic weather stations, polar observations, polar climate
NSF Antarctic Program
Antarctic Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Other NSF Antarctic Programs
Polar Cyberinfrastructure
SCAR Science Group Affiliation
Physical Sciences Group
Current SCAR Group Participation
Expert Group on Operational Meteorology in the Antarctic