Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River

An aerial view of the Windfall Mountain Fire with the Tatonduk River in the background.

National Park Service photo by Linda Stromquist.

A smoking mountain near the Yukon River not far from Eagle is, after further study, still a puzzle.
 
People first noticed acrid smoke in September 2012. The mountain has been steaming ever since, even through the coldest days of winter. Scientists thought a likely cause for the smoldering mountaintop was an oily rock deposit that somehow caught fire.
 

UAF is happy.

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2014-05-16
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We're happy at UAF
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Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth.

UAF joins the song sensation by Pharrel Williams. #NanookNation #UAF #UAFGI

 

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Minto Flats the home of hidden fautls

From left, Matt Gardine, Carl Tape and Celso Alvizuri float the Tanana River in summer 2013 as part of an exploratory trip to scout sites for seismic stations.

Photo by Mike West.

Just over the hill from Fairbanks is a broad, swampy lowland pocked with lakes and sliced by crooked brown streams. You could hide Anchorage in Minto Flats, home to more moose, beavers and northern pike than people.

The spongy surface of the flats is good for a few things: making mosquitoes and hiding the effects of frequent earthquakes. Seismologists can’t see any giant rips on the self-healing surface, but they know from how the earth shakes that two long faults lurk deep beneath the muskeg.

EarthScope Alaska-Yukon Regional Workshop for Interpretive Professionals

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2014-03-12
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EarthScope Alaska-Yukon Workshop
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Apply now for three-day April event

EarthScope Northeastern Regional Workshop for Interpretive Professional workshop in September 2013, EarthScope photo.The EarthScope National Office is excited to invite all who are interested to attend the EarthScope Alaska-Yukon Regional Workshop for Interpretive Professionals. This workshop will be the 10th in a series of EarthScope workshops that attempt to connect informal educators with place-based Earth science in North America.

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Alaska Science Forum: A great Alaska earthquake meets southern California

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2014-02-06
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Imagine: Alaska quake meets California
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What could the results of a magnitude 9.1 quake be?

large Alaska tsunami simulation, courtesy of Vasily Titov, NOAA Center for Tsunami ResearchBy nrozell [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (Ned Rozell)
 
An expected event in Alaska could affect millions of Americans. Here’s how:
 

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Science and service: GI's Freymueller and Cahill named 2013 Usibelli winners

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2013-05-08
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GI profs honored
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2013 Usibelli Distinguished Teaching, Research, Public Service Awards announced

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced recipients of the 2013 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards.

 

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Big booms over the northland

A photo from the Leonid Kulik expedition to the Tunguska region of Russia in 1929. A meteorite or comet knocked down millions of trees in one of the largest space-object-meets-Earth events in recorded history.

The Leonid Kulik Expedition, St. Petersburg Museum.

Near a small village in Russia, Marina Ivanova stepped into cross-country skis and kicked toward a hole in the snow. The meteorite specialist with the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and Vernadsky Institute in Moscow was hunting for fragments of the great Chelyabinsk Meteorite that exploded three days earlier.

Alaska Science Forum: AEIC seismologists visits Southeast in wake of large earthquakes

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2013-01-31
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Southeast AK copes with aftershocks
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Sizable quakes prompt visit from AEIC seismologist

 

AEIC Seismologist Natalia Ruppert on a trip to Southeast Alaska in early 2013By nrozell [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (Ned Rozell)

 

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Anniversary of 2002 Denali Fault earthquake

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2012-11-05
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'02 Denali Fault quake
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A decade later, temblor still ranks as eighth largest in U.S.

 

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Alaska Science Forum: A "totally weird" dinosaur; new waste study in Denali

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2012-09-27
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More dinosaur tracks in Denali
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Meat-eater was "totally weird"

 

image by Nobu Tamura of thesaurusBy nrozell [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (Ned Rozell)

 

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