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Cluster of Alaska islands could be single giant volcano
December 3, 2020
A small group of volcanic islands in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands might be part of a single, undiscovered giant volcano, say scientists presenting...
Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding
November 23, 2020
The U.S. Geological Survey recently awarded the Alaska Earthquake Center a $2.85M one-year award to operate and strengthen Alaska’s earthquake...
Sensors will sustain Alaska earthquake and weather data
November 12, 2020
A new project will make it possible for scientists to better track a suite of phenomena in Alaska ranging from earthquakes to wildfires to sea...
UA museum launches ‘shAKe,’ its first virtual exhibit
October 14, 2020
The headline across the top of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner front page, bold and in all caps, said “FAIRBANKS HIT BY ITS WORST EARTHQUAKE.”...
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...