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Surface water extent is shown (blue) around New Orleans on Aug 29, 2021. Water extent data is derived from synthetic aperture radar. A SAR image is in the background. Credit: UAF Geophysical Institute.

Work by UAF researchers, NASA aids Hurricane Ida response

Geophysical Institute
September 17, 2021
Federal emergency managers needed detailed information as Hurricane Ida approached Louisiana at the end of August. In Fairbanks, 3,400 miles away...
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A photo of CuPID in December 2019, when the chassis, or base frame of the device, met the avionics. Credit: Emil Atz

Big space mystery gets big attention from UAF space physicist

Geophysical Institute
September 14, 2021
Associate professor Hyunju Connor is looking forward to the launch of an Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California...
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The Geophysical Institute’s Carl Tape talks about a small earthquake that had just occurred in the Anchorage area on Monday, Aug. 31, 2021. Credit: Daniel Walker, University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute

GI researcher to lead four-year project to revolutionize seismology

Geophysical Institute
September 3, 2021
A project to unite seismic data analysis and modeling with supercomputing power may help answer some of the biggest questions about the Earth’s...
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View of the GI's 75th anniversary celebration from the sixth floor of the Elvey Building. GI photo by LJ Evans.

A great day for an anniversary celebration

Geophysical Institute
August 31, 2021
Hundreds of people came to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute to help celebrate its 75th anniversary on a cool Saturday in...
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Regine Hock on a research trip in Greenland. Photo courtesy Regine Hock.

Geophysical Institute glaciologist receives international acclaim

Geophysical Institute
August 26, 2021
Glaciologist Regine Hock has been awarded a top honor by the International Glaciological Society for her “long-standing and ongoing service in...
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The research vessel Sikuliaq cruises through icebergs. The ship is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Photo by Mark Teckenbrock

Geophysics professor sails north in search of deep-sea answer

Geophysical Institute
August 11, 2021
How one of the two large basins underlying the Arctic Ocean formed during the Mesozoic Era remains a mystery to scientists. It’s one that...
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The C.T. Elvey building, completed in 1970, is named for Christian T. Elvey, managing director of the Geophysical Institute from 1952-1963. Geophysical Institute photo.

UAF Geophysical Institute to mark 75 years with public celebration

Geophysical Institute
August 11, 2021
Come help the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute celebrate its 75th anniversary. Visit with scientists and enjoy interactive...
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Left to right, Athena project manager Helena Buurman of the Alaska Satellite Facility; Karen Diener, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency system engineering and technical assistant; and Nettie La Belle-Hamer, director of the Alaska Satellite Facility and UAF’s interim vice chancellor for research

Alaska Satellite Facility gains increased computing power that can save lives

Geophysical Institute
July 16, 2021
The addition of the high-performance computers marks a significant expansion of the Alaska Satellite Facility’s capabilities. “Addition of the...
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The Skydio X2 Enterprise is the model of unmanned aircraft system that will be used for operational flights in the Unalakleet program. Photo: Skydio

ACUASI training rural residents to fly unmanned craft to aid Coast Guard

Geophysical Institute
June 29, 2021
Residents of a remote Alaska coastal community will fly unmanned aircraft systems to support the Coast Guard’s oil spill response, fuel tank...
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