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View of the GI's 75th anniversary celebration from the sixth floor of the Elvey Building. GI photo by LJ Evans.

A great day for an anniversary celebration

Geophysical Institute
August 31, 2021
Hundreds of people came to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute to help celebrate its 75th anniversary on a cool Saturday in...
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Regine Hock on a research trip in Greenland. Photo courtesy Regine Hock.

Geophysical Institute glaciologist receives international acclaim

Geophysical Institute
August 26, 2021
Glaciologist Regine Hock has been awarded a top honor by the International Glaciological Society for her “long-standing and ongoing service in...
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The research vessel Sikuliaq cruises through icebergs. The ship is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Photo by Mark Teckenbrock

Geophysics professor sails north in search of deep-sea answer

Geophysical Institute
August 11, 2021
How one of the two large basins underlying the Arctic Ocean formed during the Mesozoic Era remains a mystery to scientists. It’s one that...
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The C.T. Elvey building, completed in 1970, is named for Christian T. Elvey, managing director of the Geophysical Institute from 1952-1963. Geophysical Institute photo.

UAF Geophysical Institute to mark 75 years with public celebration

Geophysical Institute
August 11, 2021
Come help the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute celebrate its 75th anniversary. Visit with scientists and enjoy interactive...
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Left to right, Athena project manager Helena Buurman of the Alaska Satellite Facility; Karen Diener, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency system engineering and technical assistant; and Nettie La Belle-Hamer, director of the Alaska Satellite Facility and UAF’s interim vice chancellor for research

Alaska Satellite Facility gains increased computing power that can save lives

Geophysical Institute
July 16, 2021
The addition of the high-performance computers marks a significant expansion of the Alaska Satellite Facility’s capabilities. “Addition of the...
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The Skydio X2 Enterprise is the model of unmanned aircraft system that will be used for operational flights in the Unalakleet program. Photo: Skydio

ACUASI training rural residents to fly unmanned craft to aid Coast Guard

Geophysical Institute
June 29, 2021
Residents of a remote Alaska coastal community will fly unmanned aircraft systems to support the Coast Guard’s oil spill response, fuel tank...
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The “Big Dog” antenna is housed in a dome atop the Akasofu Building on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. The antenna is one of two that are used to receive VIIRS data from two polar-orbiting satellites. Photo: Todd Paris, University of Alaska Fairbanks

GINA group provides the big picture in wildfire season

Geophysical Institute
June 25, 2021
Fire season is underway in Alaska, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute is helping — as it does every year — in the...
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This illustration from the article shows the location of temperature sensors at the Dalton Highway research site. Drone photo by Soraya Kaiser; illustration distributed under Creative Commons 4.0 International

Research shows Alaska infrastructure at risk of earlier failure

Geophysical Institute
June 23, 2021
Roads, bridges, pipelines and other types of infrastructure in Alaska and elsewhere in the Arctic will deteriorate faster than expected due to a...
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This hemispheric view of Venus was created using more than a decade of radar investigations culminating in the 1990-1994 Magellan mission, and is centered on the planet's North Pole. Image: NASA/JPL/USGS

UAF professor on science team for new NASA mission to Venus

Geophysical Institute
June 2, 2021
NASA has approved two missions to Venus, and that means University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute research professor Robert Herrick is...
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