Portrait of Mark Askelson

Mark Askelson

  • Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

Contact Info

Office Address

Clifford Hall Room 400
4149 University Ave Stop 9006
Grand Forks, ND 58202-9006


Dr. Askelson is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Dakota.

He has over 20 years of research and applications experience with weather radar, including advanced applications involving radar polarimetry and phased array technologies.

His areas of expertise include radar meteorology, numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, and unmanned aircraft systems (UASs). His current foci include the use of phased array radars in aircraft deconfliction systems for UASs and the use of cooperative information to enable deconfliction of unmanned aircraft with other aircraft.

Dr. Askelson has led multiple UAS research efforts, including multimillion-dollar research efforts focused on integration of UAS into the National Airspace System using both ground-based phased-array radars (development of the Ganged Phased Array Radar-Risk Mitigation System; GPAR-RMS) and cooperative data (the Limited Deployment-Cooperative Airspace Project; LD-CAP).

He is currently a lead in the ASSURE "Small UAS Detect and Avoid Requirements Necessary for Limited Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Operations" effort.