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Real-time data from the world around you.

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Aurora Forecast

See the lights dancing in the sky.
seismic activity

Earthquake Information

View the latest earthquakes in Alaska.
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Volcanic Activity

What's erupting & how we respond.
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Webcam & Weather

Check out our current conditions.
smoke

Smoke Forecast

Wildfire smoke prediction for Alaska.
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Magnetometer

How magnetic is Alaska?
remote sensing-based hazard monitoring

Hazards Portal

Remote sensing-based hazard monitoring.
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Satellite Data

Near real-time imagery of Alaska and the Arctic.

Researchers

Meet the people behind the science.

Alaska Science Forum

Weekly column in cooperation with the UAF research community.

Sitting at a window seat on a recent flight from Seattle to Fairbanks, I looked down on Alaska from 35,000 feet.

NEAR GAKONA, ALASKA — In this wild place where dump truck drivers once tipped load after load of gravel onto the moss to make roads and building pads, scientists rolled open an iron gate one recent

A University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist wants to find out when the last woolly mammoth fell to the grass in Alaska. He is asking for help from an unusual source: people like you.

“Lakes seem, on the scale of years or of human life spans, permanent features of landscapes, but they are geologically transitory, usually born of catastrophes, to mature and die quietly.” — George

WHITEHORSE, YUKON — A few minutes’ walk from the bank of the aquamarine upper Yukon River in northwestern Canada, thousands of bones of ancient creatures rest in boxes and on shelves.

Facilities

Research facilities at the Geophysical Institute.