Portrait of Bonnie Light

Bonnie Light

Affiliate Associate Professor

Atmospheric Sciences

Bonnie Light studies solar radiation and how it interacts with the portions of the Earth’s surface where water is found in solid form, or the cryosphere. In particular, she focuses on the relationships between the physical and optical properties of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean. Bonnie is a physicist at the UW’s Polar Science Center, which conducts basic and applied research on the oceanography, climatology, meteorology, biology, and ecology of the ice-covered regions of Earth and elsewhere in the solar system.