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February 10, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Weather is a hot topic here in Interior Alaska and a quick way to get anyone talking. Not a day goes by in winter months without some observations of temperatures, air inversions, or even a mention that the sun budged another degree above the horizon. When it comes to predicting weather events, however, particularly the extreme events — such as ...
February 10, 2011
For Immediate Release  More than six million acres of Alaska were burned in wildfires throughout the summer of 2004. Smoke from those fires created unhealthy breathing conditions for residents spending time outside. However, many people may not be aware that on some smoky days, indoor air conditions also were hazardous.   Cathy Cahill, an associate professor of chemistry...
February 10, 2011
For Immediate Release More than six million acres of Alaska were burned in wildfires throughout the summer of 2004. Smoke from those fires created unhealthy breathing conditions for residents outdoors, and on some smoky days, the air quality indoors also was hazardous.  Cathy Cahill, an associate professor of chemistry and atmospheric sciences at the Geophysical Institute, analyzed the air...
January 31, 2011
CONTACT: Brian Keenan, Geophysical Institute PR Assistant: 907-474-5229 or via e-mail at info@gi.alaska.edu.        Fairbanks, Alaska— A National Science Foundation grant is providing six undergraduates the ability to gain valuable experience conducting their own atmospheric science research here in Alaska. The program puts students into the field, working...