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ACUASI sends its two SeaHunter aircraft to Canada, though only one flies during the whale mission. The two aircraft are shown at the Gaspé, Quebec, airport in 2020. Photo by Andrew Wentworth

UAF crew, unmanned aircraft help protect endangered right whales

Geophysical Institute
July 21, 2022
The Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration is back in Canada to help prevent endangered North Atlantic right whales from...
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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has produced the deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date. Known as Webb’s First Deep Field, this image of galaxy cluster SMACS 0723 is overflowing with detail. Image courtesy NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI.

GI scientist proud of his work on Webb telescope

Geophysical Institute
July 12, 2022
NASA has rolled out several images gathered by the new James Webb Space Telescope, the largest and most powerful space observatory ever built...
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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 satellite 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 satellite mission to...
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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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