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Aurora Forecast

See the lights dancing in the sky.

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.


How magnetic is Alaska?

Hazards Portal

Remote sensing-based hazard monitoring.

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.

To the delight of the local mosquitoes, Nicholas Hasson steps through a tangle of prickly spruce branches while wearing a backpack that holds a scientific instrument.

I just so happened to be stretched out on good ol’ Mother Earth the other night when an earthquake happened.

Alaska is large in its acreage of spruce swamps and spongey tundra but small in the number of writers who have described this place with both zealous accuracy and lyrical readability.

Wolves with adequate social distancing from humans tend to avoid nasty viruses, scientists have found.

In Alaska’s infinite waters swims a handsome, silvery fish. Until recently, we knew little about the Bering cisco, which exists only around Alaska and Siberia.


Research facilities at the Geophysical Institute.