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Melinda Webster carries a magnaprobe to measure the depth of melt ponds. Photo by Lianna Nixon

Research shows need to improve prediction of Arctic melt ponds

Geophysical Institute
June 30, 2022
New research shows two widely used computer models that predict summer melt pond formation on sea ice greatly overestimate their extent, a key...
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A group photo on Root Glacier of participants in the International Summer School in Glaciology. Photo by Dave Sarbell

Ph.D. glaciology students get lessons at a great Alaska venue

Geophysical Institute
June 28, 2022
The mountains of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve made this no ordinary summer school. Nearly 30 early Ph.D. students gathered for...
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Ice fog settles over Fairbanks in this 2006 photograph made from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. UAF photo by Debbie Dean

Study shows chemical’s extent in Fairbanks winter air

Geophysical Institute
June 27, 2022
A chemical compound discovered in 2019 in Fairbanks’ wintertime air accounts for a significant portion of the community’s fine particulate...
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From left, Marine Vanlandeghem Gillespie, Kalee Meurlott and Mariah McNamara, all of the UAF Geophysical Institute, hold recycled equipment along with Cherissa Dukelow, Art Gelvin and Kenzley Defler, of Green Star of Interior Alaska, at the Green Star facility in Fairbanks. Photo by Daniel Walker

UAF, Green Star join to boost school drone program

Geophysical Institute
June 22, 2022
Three small Alaska schools will receive refurbished smart devices for use in a new drones program under a partnership between the University of...
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This artist’s impression shows the European Space Agency’s EnVision spacecraft, which includes a radar provided by NASA. Courtesy of European Space Agency

UAF researchers on team for European Space Agency’s Venus mission

Geophysical Institute
June 21, 2022
A University of Alaska Fairbanks professor has been named to a NASA science team for the European Space Agency’s EnVision mission to Venus. UAF...
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Hannah Chapman-Dutton, Anika Pinzner and Serina Wesen at work. Photo by Jennifer Delamere

Utqiagvik, where there’s still snow in June

Geophysical Institute
June 20, 2022
A group of University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty, students and staff has been conducting Arctic fieldwork in Utqiagvik since mid-April to...
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A data collection station sits at the Kuzitrin River ground temperature monitoring site on the Seward Peninsula, one of several sites in the Geophysical Institute Permafrost Laboratory’s monitoring network. Scientists have observed talik development at the site. Photo by Vladimir Romanovsky.

UAF scientists find new indicators of Alaska permafrost thawing

Geophysical Institute
June 6, 2022
More areas of year-round unfrozen ground have begun dotting Interior and Northwest Alaska and will continue to increase in extent due to climate...
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Event participants gather around the Sentry unmanned aircraft of the UAF Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration after a successful flight May 22, 2022, at Fairbanks International Airport. Photo by JR Ancheta/UAF Geophysical Institute

UAF makes Alaska’s first large drone flight from international airport

Geophysical Institute
May 23, 2022
An unmanned aircraft owned and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks flew from the general aviation area of Fairbanks International...
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A NASA satellite captured the explosive eruption of Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha‘apai in the South Pacific. Image by Joshua Stevens/NASA Earth Observatory, using GOES-17 imagery courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service

Hunga volcano eruption provides an explosion of data

Geophysical Institute
May 12, 2022
The massive Jan. 15, 2022, eruption of the Hunga submarine volcano in the South Pacific Ocean created a variety of atmospheric wave types...
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