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Aurora Forecast

See the lights dancing in the sky.
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Earthquake Information

View the latest earthquakes in Alaska.

Volcanic Activity

What's erupting & how we respond.

Webcam & Weather

Check out our current conditions.

Smoke Forecast

Wildfire smoke prediction for Alaska.
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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.


Meet the people behind the science.

Alaska Science Forum

Weekly column in cooperation with the UAF research community.

When a great deal of Earth’s water was locked up within mountains of ice, our ancestors scampered across a dry corridor from what is today Siberia over to Alaska.

When you are a young boy growing up in Brooklyn in the 1930s, sniffing warm pastries your father has placed in the window of his bakery, it is impossible to say what your legacy will be.

NEW YORK — A few days ago, along with 50,000 others, I covered 26.2 miles of this city on the worn soles of my running shoes.

A bird the size of your fist has made humans all over the world marvel at the things we can’t do.

Standing in the 29-degree air outside a building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, Josephine Galipon held a pinkie-size vial that may have contained tiny organisms locked in a coma for


Research facilities at the Geophysical Institute.