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Study to investigate melting Malaspina Glacier, potential new bay
September 18, 2020
The rapidly melting Malaspina Glacier in southeastern Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park could create a new ocean bay, one feature in what...
New GI-designed device sanitizes masks for first responders
August 20, 2020
Ultraviolet light stops many pathogens in their tracks, a fact known for decades. Jeff Rothman has an old light box with a bank of long-wave UV...
Jessica Larsen named GI associate director
August 17, 2020
The Geophysical Institute appointed Jessica Larsen as the new associate director this July. Larsen, a professor of volcanology, joined the GI...
Uma Bhatt elected American Meteorological Society Fellow
August 10, 2020
The American Meteorological Society announced UAF Professor Uma Bhatt has been elected as an AMS Fellow. Presentation of Bhatt’s award will take...
Scientists record aurora using earth-monitoring tools in Alaska
July 28, 2020
Earthquakes, with origins deep underground, and the aurora, at the limits of our atmosphere, seem like phenomena worlds apart. The reality is...
GI hosts free outdoor walking tour
July 15, 2020
Looking for something to do outside while you socially distance? Since inside tours of the Geophysical Institute are temporarily suspended due to...
GI's Mike West, David Fee discuss tsunami on Sen. Murkowski’s podcast
June 18, 2020
Senator Lisa Murkowski, chairman of the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, last week recorded the sixth episode of her new...
New method may help anticipate large volcanic eruptions
May 18, 2020
Volcanic eruptions are not easy to anticipate. Now, a new paper proposes a way to provide early clues by evaluating magma movement far beneath...
Geophysical Institute director joins space research board
May 11, 2020
Robert McCoy, director of the Geophysical Institute at UAF, was elected to the governing board of USRA, the Universities Space Research...