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Meet the people behind the science.

Alaska Science Forum

Weekly column in cooperation with the UAF research community.

Imagine being a moose in late May: You have just survived 200 days of cold and darkness by munching the equivalent of a large garbage bag full of frozen twigs each day.

EAGLE — As the late evening sunshine poured in from the northwest, a dozen residents of Alaska’s farthest upstream town on the Yukon River watched their winter race past in floating chunks of ice.

A scientist from Ohio once pondered why moose have such big noses.

A dog that pulled his way into history has given scientists insight into what makes Alaska sled dogs and other working breeds unique.

Melt season is a sad time for people who enjoy the magic of snow crystals bonding so well to one another, resulting in a web of trails over the face of Alaska.


Research facilities at the Geophysical Institute.