Alex Fraser

My research interests lie in the detection of East Antarctic fast ice using satellite imagery (particularly MODIS imagery). Icebergs are my best friends, clouds my worst enemy!

I am the founder of the Australian MODIS Users’ Group . If you’re a MODIS user, please check out our site and join the group (it’s free)!


Undergraduate degree: BComp/BSc (physics major) – University of Tasmania, 2003-2006.

Honours degree: BSc (Hons, first class) – University of Tasmania, 2007. Thesis title: Type II Polar Stratospheric Cloud Detection over East Antarctica using Satellite Imagery.

Postgraduate studies: Currently completing PhD. Thesis title: Fast Ice Distribution and Thickness in East Antarctica, and Its Spatio-Temporal Variability.


Detection of Antarctic Type II Polar Stratospheric Clouds using MODIS Imagery. Alexander D. Fraser and Andrew R. Klekociuk. (Soon to be submitted to JGR-Atmospheres).

Ozone in the lower troposphere at high southern latitudes. Andrew R. Klekociuk, Matthew B. Tully, Alexander D. Fraser, Mick Meyer and Ian E. Galbally. Presented at the Cape Grim Baseline Air Pollution Station, Annual Science Meeting 2007.

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