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HyLab’s hyperspectral system, or HySpex, consisting of cameras integrated with an inertial measurement unit, a GPS and an airborne data acquisition system, is shown in an Alaska Department of Fish and Game Bush Hawk aircraft. Photo: Geophysical Institute

Geophysical Institute's HyLab is ready for the minerals hunt

Geophysical Institute
May 7, 2021
Alaska contains minerals essential to the national defense, renewable energy and electronics industries. Finding those minerals, however, can be...
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 Launcher at Pad 5 at Poker Flat Research Range. Photo: Tony Tyree, Poker Flat Research Range

NASA crews plan busy summer at Poker Flat Research Range

Geophysical Institute
May 6, 2021
NASA’s annual maintenance visits to Poker Flat Research Range have resumed after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with big projects this...
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New podcast to highlight science and natural history in Alaska

Geophysical Institute
May 5, 2021
The Alaska Science Pod was created to give voice to the people tackling big scientific questions in the Last Frontier. Through a series of...
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Yakutat Glacier in 2018. Alaska’s glaciers are a significant player in global glacier mass loss.  Photo: Geophysical Institute

Geophysical Institute researchers involved in international sea level study

Geophysical Institute
May 5, 2021
Three researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute are among the participants in an international paper that states...
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 Rocket photo: The Black Brant XII is the largest of NASA’s sounding rockets. Sounding rockets take their name from the nautical term "to sound," which means to take measurements. NASA has used sounding rockets since 1959. Photo credit: NASA

Rocket launch could help answer big aurora mystery

Geophysical Institute
April 23, 2021
Our sun’s impact on the solar system continues to present mysteries for researchers. Now, four University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical...
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The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy travels in the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska, in this July 2011 photograph. The Beaufort Sea is one area of emissions research by atmospheric sciences professor Nicole Mölders. Credit: NASA/Kathryn Hansen

Emissions research tracks effects of increased Arctic shipping

Geophysical Institute
April 15, 2021
The March blockage of the Suez Canal by a grounded massive cargo ship and the ensuing backlog of more than 300 other vessels brought attention...
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This 2016 image is a composite of two different Hubble observations. The auroras were photographed during a series of Hubble Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph far-ultraviolet-light observations taking place as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches and enters into orbit around Jupiter. Credits: NASA

New research reveals secret to Jupiter’s curious aurora activity

Geophysical Institute
April 9, 2021
Auroral displays continue to intrigue scientists, whether the bright lights shine over Earth or over another planet. The lights hold clues to the...
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The SeaHunter unmanned aerial aircraft took several thousand high-resolution photographs of the new Inuvik–Tuktoyaktuk Highway in the Northwest Territories, Canada, such as this photo of the ITH crossing Zed Creek. Photo courtesy of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

ACUASI completes remote sensing map of Canada’s first highway to the Arctic

Geophysical Institute
April 7, 2021
Members of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (ACUASI) recently completed a high resolution map of the Inuvik...
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The High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program site in Gakona, Alaska.

National Science Foundation funds creation of research observatory at Gakona

Geophysical Institute
April 6, 2021
A five-year, $9.3 million National Science Foundation grant will allow the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute to establish a...
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