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An ocean view of McBride Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Photo by Joanna Young.

International climate report holds special value for Alaska

Geophysical Institute
October 28, 2019
Authors of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , or IPCC, delivered a stunning alarm bell for our planet's...
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The Ayars family of Dillingham, Alaska. Photo courtesy Chelsea Ayars.

“Infrasound angels” recognized by Wilson Alaska Technical Center

Geophysical Institute
October 14, 2019
Much of scientific work depends on quiet supporters; people working reliably in the background to make sure the operation runs smoothly. This...
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The city of Valdez shown in the Alaska Tsunami Hazard Map Tool. The tool is a web-based map portal that displays potential tsunami hazard zones for settlements across Alaska. From the Alaska Earthquake Center.

New tsunami map tool empowers Alaskans to plan for the worst

Geophysical Institute
September 17, 2019
September is national preparedness month and, for many Alaskans, that means thinking about tsunamis. With the most earthquakes and the longest...
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Asteroid impact: An artist’s interpretation of the asteroid impact that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs. The asteroid in the artwork appears much larger than the six-mile rock that scientists hypothesize actually struck the Earth 66 million years ago. Image by NASA/Don Davis.

The first day of the dinosaur extinction

Geophysical Institute
September 9, 2019
When the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs slammed into the planet 66 million years ago, the impact set wildfires, triggered tsunamis and...
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The Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, visible as a pink band rising from the lower left to upper right of this photograph, appears with the Milky Way over Childs Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Image courtesy of Krista Trinder and NASA

It’s not aurora, it’s STEVE

Geophysical Institute
September 4, 2019
Aurora-watchers gazing at spectacular displays over the Labor Day weekend may have been seeing more than the northern lights. They may have been...
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Michael West, GI research professor and director of the Alaska Earthquake Center, will receive the 2019 Emil Usibell Distinguished Service Award.

UAF announces 2019 Usibelli Award recipients

UAF News and Information
August 29, 2019
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced the winners of the 2019 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching, Service and Research Awards. The...
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Peter Webley is one of 54 academic inventors honored as Senior Members of the National Academy of inventors for Spring 2019. UAF photo by JR Ancheta

Peter Webley honored by the National Academy of Inventors

Geophysical Institute
August 16, 2019
Peter Webley’s passion for innovation, mentoring and outreach has earned him recognition from a national organization. The National Academy of...
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Heart of the World: New Book about GI Researcher

Geophysical Institute
August 5, 2019
Alaska’s wild expanse of mountains, taiga and tundra is immense. The landscape is larger than life and has a pull, it calls to those akin to it....
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 The Skyfront Perimeter UAV taking off from the Alyeska trans-Alaska pipeline right of way near Fox. UAF photo by Sean Tevebaugh

Unmanned aircraft flies first U.S. beyond-line-of-sight mission

Geophysical Institute
August 1, 2019
A team led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks has completed the country’s first FAA-approved true beyond-visual-line-of-sight domestic flight...
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