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Study of Redoubt and other volcanoes improves unrest detection
March 11, 2021
Volcanologists do what they can to provide the public enough warning about impending eruptions, but volcanoes are notoriously unpredictable...
Laura Conner selected as science education Fulbright Specialist
March 3, 2021
Laura Conner, a research associate professor of science education in the Geophysical Institute and the College of Natural Sciences and...
New ground-motion sensors will help Southcentral Alaska prepare for major earthquakes
March 1, 2021
New strong-motion sensors installed recently in the Eagle River and Matanuska Valley regions will provide insight into the magnitude 5.3 quake on...
Scientists use forest color to gauge permafrost depth
March 1, 2021
Scientists regularly use remote sensing drones and satellites to record how climate change affects permafrost thaw rates — methods that work well...
Rocket launches reveal water vapor effect in upper atmosphere
February 26, 2021
Results of a 2018 multirocket launch at Poker Flat Research Range north of Fairbanks will help scientists better understand the impact of more...
UAF announces 2021 Science for Alaska Lecture Series lineup
January 29, 2021
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute will host a series of free virtual public talks on topics that include measuring the...
UAF’s Cahill appointed to FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee
January 8, 2021
The Federal Aviation Administration has named University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist Catherine Cahill as one of 12 new members of its Drone...
Cluster of Alaska islands could be single giant volcano
December 3, 2020
A small group of volcanic islands in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands might be part of a single, undiscovered giant volcano, say scientists presenting...
Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding
November 23, 2020
The U.S. Geological Survey recently awarded the Alaska Earthquake Center a $2.85M one-year award to operate and strengthen Alaska’s earthquake...