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Reyce Bogardus, left, and Matthew Balazs pose with their 3D printed scale model representing the Mendenhall Glacier’s ice volume at three points in history. UAF photo by Fritz Freudenberger.

Students’ 3D model illustrates decline of Alaska glacier

Geophysical Institute
Apr 10, 2019
Matthew Balazs sits at his desk holding a plastic model of the Mendenhall Glacier and surrounding valley in his right hand. In his left, he has a...
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Peaks of the southern Brooks Range along a stretch of the Dalton Highway, about 250 miles north of Fairbanks. UAF Photo by Todd Paris.

Air temperatures in the Arctic are driving system change

Geophysical Institute
Apr 08, 2019
A new paper shows that air temperature is the “smoking gun” behind climate change in the Arctic, according to John Walsh, chief scientist for the...
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This map reports monthly mean temperature departures from normal in March 2019 across Alaska. Map by Anna Costa and Lea Hartl, Alaska Climate Research Center.

Alaska had April weather in March

Geophysical Institute
Apr 02, 2019
In March, most of Alaska had weather normally expected in April. “March was too warm,” said Martin Stuefer, Alaska’s state climatologist. “It was...
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Operation IceBridge Alaska's De Havilland Otter climbs up Miles Glacier during a survey flight in August 2018. Image from UAF/Chris Larsen

A Decade of Exploring Alaska’s Mountain Glaciers

NASA
Mar 29, 2019
In Alaska, 5 percent of the land is covered by glaciers that are losing a lot of ice and contributing to sea level rise. To monitor these changes...
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The UAF Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration and the FAA met in Fairbanks in March to test UAV capabilities. Image from Ktvf Fairbanks.

Unmanned drones tested with planes and helicopters

KTVF Fairbanks
Mar 29, 2019
Throughout the week The Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Integration, otherwise known as ACUASI have joined forces...
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The Jago River flows north through the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the Arctic Ocean, with its ice pack visible in the distance in the 1990s. Image by Gil Mull, Alaska DGGS.

Terrain, lack of freshwater and uneven snow will make Arctic refuge winter travel difficult, scientists warn

Arctic Today
Mar 27, 2019
In their argument for oil drilling on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, supporters invoke oil companies’ experience of...
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HAARP controls. Image by Amanda Dawn Christie.

HAARP Goes Artsy

KUAC
Mar 27, 2019
Art and science are combined this week in a project at the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP facility. Built for military...
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A microscopic image of a carbon nanotube with a magnetic nanoparticle inside. The properties of the tubes and nanoparticles led to a breakthrough that could lead to more storage in hard drives.

UAF discovery could mean breakthrough in hard drive storage

Geophysical Institute
Mar 06, 2019
A breakthrough by a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher could lead to computer hard drives capable of storing much more data in a smaller...
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Poker Flat Research Range will celebrate 50 years of rocket launches with an open house on March 9, 2019.

Poker Flat Research Range celebrates 50 years of rocket launches

Geophysical Institute
Feb 22, 2019
March is the 50th anniversary of the first rocket launch from Poker Flat Research Range. Come commemorate half a century of research with us at...
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