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Photo by Phillip Spor Firefighters conduct a burnout operation along the trans-Alaska oil pipeline at the Aggie Creek Fire northwest of Fairbanks in 2015.

Hot topic: Forecasting wildfires in Alaska

UAF News and Information
Dec 13, 2018

Researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks soon may forecast the likelihood of Alaska wildfires more accurately, just in time for the...

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UAF researcher Vladimir Romanovsky poses near Fairbanks, Alaska in a place where permafrost has thawed, causing a surface disruption. Photo courtesy V. Romanovsky.

Study: Degrading permafrost puts Arctic infrastructure at risk by mid-century

Geophysical Institute
Dec 12, 2018

Seventy percent of the current infrastructure in the Arctic has a high potential to be affected by thawing  permafrost in the next 30 years. Even...

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Pavlof Volcano erupts on March 27, 2016. Photo courtesy of Robert Caporn.

Seismic ‘streams’ may reveal volcanic secrets

Geophysical Institute
Dec 10, 2018

A volcano is like a stream. It might sound like a Zen proverb, but it’s a useful comparison for University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical...

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Why the 7.0 earthquake was felt differently across Anchorage

Anchorage Daily News
Dec 02, 2018

The 7.0 earthquake just north of Anchorage on Friday morning shredded the earth with 2 million tons of explosive force, and generated 650...

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This artist’s rendition illustrates what the meteorite might have looked like as it approached Earth. Illustration by Brian Monroe/NASA

Massive impact crater discovered in Greenland

Geophysical Institute
Nov 14, 2018

An international team including a researcher from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute has discovered a 31-kilometer-wide...

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One of the Alaska Satellite Facility’s antennas sits atop the Elvey Building, home of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. ASF uses its antennas to downlink data for NASA. UAF photo by JR Ancheta.

Five-year Alaska Satellite Facility contract worth $48.6 million

Geophysical Institute
Oct 25, 2018

NASA has awarded a $48.6 million contract to the University of Alaska Fairbanks to continue operating the Alaska Satellite Facility’s synthetic...

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