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Alaska Science Forum

Weekly column in cooperation with the UAF research community.

A recent winter storm that featured a heavy rainfall caused hardships for many animals of Interior Alaska, but some people found the event fascinating.

A few hours of a December day may affect living things for years to come in the middle of Alaska.

“We found microplastics in every single rain sample (gathered in Juneau),” Sonia Nagorski told a group of people listening to her talk at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — Like everything in the past year-plus, the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union is a bit different than it was before.

For all the descriptive Alaska place names out there — like the Grand Canyon, the Wall of China and the trio of Death Valleys — there are some that really make you scratch your head.


Research facilities at the Geophysical Institute.