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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.

CREAMER’S FIELD STATE MIGRATORY WATERFOWL REFUGE — Five scientists have padded their way on snowshoes into the middle of this frozen swamp in Fairbanks.

Things an Alaskan notices while standing on a road in Costa Rica:

Trees are shaped like mint-green umbrellas rather than charcoal-green rocket ships.

Lonely northern cliffs from which scientists have pulled the bones of Alaska dinosaurs also hold the fossilized remains of birds.

Stories about ravens and chickadees and wolves result in more responses in my inbox than others.

Be careful what you say, ravens. Doug Wacker is listening to you.


Research facilities at the Geophysical Institute.