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The debris field from an October 2015 landslide extends over the toe of the Tyndall Glacier and into Taan Fjord in spring 2016. Photo by Chris Larsen.

New detection method aims to warn of landslide tsunamis

Geophysical Institute
February 21, 2024
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have devised a way to remotely detect large landslides within minutes of occurrence and to quickly...
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Students demonstrate their satellite in front of judges at their January presentation in New Mexico. Photo by Jessie Perkins, Air Force Research Laboratory.

UAF students win funds from Air Force to build a nanosatellite

Geophysical Institute
February 20, 2024
A team of University of Alaska Fairbanks students will build the Air Force a nanosatellite roughly the size of an ordinary loaf of sliced bread...
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 Ice fog covers the landscape below an overlook on the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Troth Yeddha’ Campus on Feb. 2, 2024. The ice fog layer traps pollutants at ground level. UAF photo by Leif Van Cise.

Study finds home heating fuel is direct source of sulfate in Fairbanks winter air

Geophysical Institute
February 19, 2024
University of Alaska Fairbanks professor William Simpson, an atmospheric/environmental chemist and co-author of the paper, said the research...
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A recently created beaver dam creates a pond on the Baldwin Peninsula near Kotzebue, Alaska, in August 2022. A beaver lodge sits on the pond edge to the right. Photo by Ken Tape.

Scientists, others to discuss impact of beaver movement into Arctic

Geophysical Institute
February 16, 2024
Scientists and others from remote communities across western Alaska and northern Canada concerned about the migration of beavers into the Arctic...
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The audience listens to one of several brief science presentations in The Pub at the University of Alaska Fairbanks at the start of the 2023 Science for Alaska talk series. The 2024 talk series begins Thursday, Feb. 1, at The Pub. UAF/GI photo by Rebecca Beltran.

UAF announces 32nd annual Science for Alaska series

Geophysical Institute
January 26, 2024
Free public talks in the next few weeks will explore Mount Edgecumbe volcano, the peaking sun cycle’s boost to aurora viewing, Alaska’s role in...
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Girls take photos of a dragonfly at Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge during summer camp. Photo by Perrin Teal Sullivan

Local items boost students’ connection to science

Geophysical Institute
January 26, 2024
Using local items in science lessons for K-12 students is especially important for teaching science in the North, according to new research...
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The time and temperature sign on Alumni Drive on a frigid January 2021 morning on the UAF Troth Yeddha’ campus in Fairbanks. UAF photo.

International Arctic weather workshop to be held at UAF

Geophysical Institute
January 12, 2024
An international group of nearly 140 military personnel and civilians with an interest in improving Arctic weather forecasting will gather at the...
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Bryant Chow in front of a seismic station deployed in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. This station was part of the Broadband East Coast Network, which was deployed to improve data coverage for his imaging research. Photo courtesy Bryant Chow.

UAF scientist receives top honor from New Zealand geoscience society

Geophysical Institute
January 11, 2024
Assistant Professor Bryant Chow of the University of Alaska Fairbanks has received the Geoscience Society of New Zealand's top honor for his...
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Graduate student researcher Emily Fedders sits on top of an ice island with the portable interferometric radar. The ice island is in landfast sea ice on Alaska’s Arctic coast near Utqiaġvik. Photo courtesy of Andy Mahoney.

2023: A year of continued research leadership by the UAF Geophysical Institute

Geophysical Institute
December 21, 2023
2023, like the years and decades before it, showed the strength and significance of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute as a...
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