Home Celebrating 75 Years of Research Celebrating 75 Years of Research Celebrating 75 Years of Research Celebrating 75 Years of Research Monitors Real-time data from the world around you. 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. Magnetometer How magnetic is Alaska? Hazards Portal Remote sensing-based hazard monitoring. Satellite Data Near real-time imagery of Alaska and the Arctic. In the News What's happening at the Geophysical Institute. UAF scientist seeks recruits for weather army Geophysical Institute October 22, 2021 Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, a national nonprofit organization with a presence in all 50 states. Volunteers measure — you... Read more A year after MOSAiC: Arctic melt ponds hold climate clues for UAF scientist Geophysical Institute October 20, 2021 Melinda Webster splashed daily through the clear water of Arctic melt ponds to measure the depth of the water cradled in pockets dotting the... Read more UAF joins national air quality research with Interior Alaska site Geophysical Institute October 7, 2021 A site near Delta Junction will be the Alaska research location in a $12 million multi-state project to determine the content of airborne... Read more more news Researchers Meet the people behind the science. Chris Maio Tectonics and Sedimentation Focuses on coastal hazards and their impact on the natural and built environments and the people that live there Matthew Sturm Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Studies snow on tundra and sea ice through Arctic and Antarctic expeditions Yuan Tian Remote Sensing Seismology & Geodesy Studies the creation, propagation, and detection of seismic signals on earth as well as planetary bodies Martin Stuefer ACRC Director and State Climatologist Studies weather and climate Bernard Coakley Seismology & Geodesy Tectonics and Sedimentation Studies the marine geology and geophysics of the Arctic Ocean to reveal its history Richard Collins Atmospheric Sciences Studies the weather and climate of the atmosphere and interactions with space weather Jason Clark Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Studies the impacts of climate warming on various components of arctic and boreal ecosystems David Fee AVO Coordinating Scientist Uses infrasound and seismic data to study volcanic eruptions and other explosions Christine Waigl Atmospheric Sciences Remote Sensing Michael West Research Professor/AEC Director Improves seismic techniques for monitoring and understanding natural hazards and environmental change with an emphasis on Alaska more researchers Alaska Science Forum Weekly column in cooperation with the UAF research community. All Animals History Humans Land Red aurora rare enough to be special Charles Deehr will never forget his first red aurora. On Feb. 11, 1958, Deehr was a student at Reed College in Portland, Ore. Space rocks streak through the Alaska sky About once every other week for as long as you have been alive, zooming space rocks have penetrated the shell of gases surrounding our blue planet. Fluorescent bill may be seabird’s neon sign The crested auklet looks like a smiling clown that never blinks. It is probably the only seabird that smells like a tangerine. The season of senescence is upon us The glorious paper birch outside the window that has for the past three weeks beamed a sunny glow is losing its luster, one golden coin at a time. Setting traps to catch an Alaska virus Here in middle Alaska north of Fairbanks, a trapper wearing a flannel shirt, leather gloves, and a bushy beard tromps through the forest. more articles Facilities Research facilities at the Geophysical Institute.