News Releases

March 12, 2012
Temperatures were above normal this February for all nine of the stations operated by the Alaska Climate Research Center. February’s temperatures are in stark contrast to a colder than normal January. Most of February was above normal with the exception of the last week of the month, which was colder than seasonably typical. Five of the stations reported average temperature variations of more...
March 5, 2012
 Dataset Papers in Atmospheric Sciences is a new academic journal published by Hindawi Publishing Corporation. The journal will publish papers from all areas of atmospheric sciences research. Gerhard Kramm, an associate professor with the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics and the GI Atmospheric Sciences Group, was invited to join the editorial board of the...
March 5, 2012
 From June 18 to 20, 2012, more than 100 experts will convene in Boulder, Colo. to attend a Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities Workshop, sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Professor Nicole Mölders, of the UAF College of Natural Science and Mathematics, Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Geophysical Institute Atmopsheric Sciences Group, was...
February 16, 2012
 Alaska Weather SummaryJanuary 2012 Temperatures were below normal in January for all of the nine stations discussed in this summary. Negative deviations were especially large in the Interior and western Alaska. These negative deviations, in declining order, occurred for King Salmon (minus 22.9 degrees Fahrenheit), Nome (minus 21.8 degrees Fahrenheit), Big Delta (minus 20.4 degrees...
January 23, 2012
 A paper in the journal Natural Science titled "Scrutinizing the atmospheric greenhouse effect and its climatic impact" by the Geophysical Institute's Gerhard Kramm and Ralph Dlugi has been downloaded almost 1,000 times since its recent appearance on the Scientific Research website.  Abstract:In this paper, we scrutinize two completely different explanations of the so-called...
January 18, 2012
 The 2012 Alaska Weather Symposium will be held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks on March 13 and 14.  The deadline for presentation and/or poster abstracts is Tuesday, January 24.   All abstracts relating to weather and climate in Alaska are welcome. Some anticipated areas of focus are:Air qualityData assimilationHigh resolution modeling in complex terrainObservations/...
January 10, 2012
 In December, temperatures were seasonally above average for most of Alaska. However, the western and northern coastal stations were colder than average. High positive deviations were observed in declining order for Fairbanks (8.1 degrees Fahrenheit), Anchorage (4.4 degrees Fahrenheit) and Juneau (3.8 degrees Fahrenheit). Nome (minus 3 degrees Fahrenheit) and Kodiak (minus 2.8 degrees...
January 4, 2012
 Glenn Shaw, GI Professor Emeritus of Physics and a fixture in these parts since 1971, has just written a memoir, Fingerprints on the Moon: My Life in Physics. It is available from the man himself or here. In his book, Shaw describes adventures that arose from following his curiousity. His interests took him from Africa to the South Pole to working on an instrument that probably still...
December 15, 2011
 Temperatures in November were seasonable to cold across Alaska. All of the nine cities discussed here recorded negative deviations from the long-term average. High negative deviations were observed in declining order for Big Delta (minus 11.1 degrees Fahrenheit), Fairbanks (minus 10.8 degrees Fahrenheit), Nome (minus 9.5 degrees Fahrenheit), Anchorage (minus 8.2 degrees Fahrenheit) and King...
December 7, 2011
The Dec. 5, 2011 issue of C&EN, Chemical and Engineering News, includes research being done by the Geophysical Institute’s Bill Simpson and others. “Connecting Ice and Air,” by Jyllian Kemsley, highlights current research being done in the arctic to understand the relationship between sea ice and air in the Arctic as it warms.   Read the full article here. The C&EN weekly...