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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...
Online tool allows fast, free natural-hazard visualization
April 29, 2020
Volcanoes can pulse and inflate before they erupt. Earthquakes can tear the ground along fault lines like a losing raffle ticket. Satellites can...
Fire and ice: exploding comet may have destroyed paleolithic settlement
April 6, 2020
New analysis of materials from an archeological site in Syria suggests it may be the only human settlement we know about that was destroyed by...
UAF scientists lend expertise to Navy’s arctic ice camp
March 6, 2020
University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists are providing strategic ice and weather expertise to the U.S. Navy during its Ice Exercise 2020 in the...
Cryospheric Science MVP
February 26, 2020
Andy Aschwanden received 2020’s Most Valuable Player award from the NASA Cryospheric Science Program last week. The award was in recognition of...
Venus study is finalist in NASA’s Discovery Program
February 18, 2020
Venus was once Earth-like and maybe even habitable. Why is it so different from Earth now? This week NASA announced its selection of four...
"AVO Radio" to bring volcano updates to the airwaves
February 5, 2020
Some Alaskans have the dubious distinction of a volcano practically in their backyard, across the water or upwind. Now, a new radio program will...
NASA sounding rocket launches from Poker Flat
January 29, 2020
A NASA sounding rocket launched from Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks at 4:40 a.m. on Jan. 27, 2020. The rocket arced to a high point...