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June 25, 2012
 As part the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program, six students from across the nation are now housed in the Geophysical Institute’s Atmospheric Sciences offices conducting research projects under Research Associate Professor Gerhard Kramm and Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Nicole Mölders.  During the 10-week internships the goal is to...
June 22, 2012
 TemperatureIn contrast to April, a month that recorded above normal temperatures, May 2012 was seasonably too cold. Nineteen of the 20 first order meteorological stations in Alaska reported negative deviations. A mean deviation of all 20 stations from the long-term mean could be calculated as minus 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit. Barrow was the only station with a positive deviation, but only...
June 8, 2012
 Temperatures were below normal this May for all but one of the nine stations discussed here. Only Barrow was slightly (0.5 degrees Fahrenheit) above the long-term mean, most likely an affect of the substantial warming observed for Northern Alaska over the past decades. The observed below normal temperatures are in contrast to April, which was warmer than normal. Negative deviation in excess...
May 16, 2012
According to climatologists with the Alaska Climate Research Center: In Fairbanks, the average April temperature was 36.9 degrees Fahrenheit, a substantial 4.4 degrees above the long-term mean. The high temperature for the month was 61 degrees on April 16, which is also a new record high for the day. The previous maximum for this day was 59 degrees Farenheit, observed in 1993. The low...
April 23, 2012
 Norbert Untersteiner, known to many in the International Arctic Research Center and the Geophysical Institute, died in Washington on March 14, 2012. He was 86. Untersteiner was an advisory board member for both the GI and IARC. Untersteiner led the IARC Science Advisory Board during IARC's formation. "His thoughtful perspective and sage advice benefited IARC's science and its...
April 23, 2012
 Norbert Untersteiner, known to many in the International Arctic Research Center and the Geophysical Institute, died in Washington on March 14, 2012. He was 86.Untersteiner was an advisory board member for both the GI and IARC. Untersteiner led the IARC Science Advisory Board during IARC's formation."His thoughtful perspective and sage advice benefited IARC's science and its management in...
April 9, 2012
 Temperatures were substantially below normal this March for all of the 10 stations discussed here. This is in contrast to February, which was warmer than normal. Most of Alaska was below normal with the exception of the last week of the month, which was seasonally warmer. Negative deviation in excess of 5 degrees Fahrenheit, in declining order, occurred for King Salmon (minus 14.7 degrees...
March 15, 2012
 On March 13-14, 2012, the Geophysical Institute co-hosted the Alaska Weather Symposium. As in 2011, there was a student poster and oral presentation competition similar to those held at other academic conferences. This year, three students from Japan participated in this competition along with University of Alaska Fairbanks students from the Department of Atmospheric Sciences (GI, IARC,...
March 13, 2012
 Scientists, students and community stakeholders will convene at the Geophysical Institute this Tuesday and Wednesday, March 13 -14, to discuss air pollution among other topics related to the region's weather and environment. The 2012 Alaska Weather Symposium will provide a forum for sharing operational and research information specifically related to the themes of air quality, data...
March 12, 2012
Temperatures were above normal this February for all nine of the stations operated by the Alaska Climate Research Center. February’s temperatures are in stark contrast to a colder than normal January. Most of February was above normal with the exception of the last week of the month, which was colder than seasonably typical. Five of the stations reported average temperature variations of more...