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Merritt Randolph Helfferich at the blackboard. UAF GI photo.

Legislature Honors Former University Employee’s Legacy

Geophysical Institute
May 14, 2019
The Alaska State Legislature passed a memorial citation this week honoring former UAF employee Merritt Randolph Helfferich. Helfferich was a 61...
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A meteorological tower owned and operated by the Alaska Climate Research Center monitors climate and weather in the Fairbanks area. The tower was acquired last fall and, this spring, will be able to monitor air quality thanks to a new Purple Air sensor installation. Photo by Telayna Wong.

Upcycled Science

Geophysical Institute
April 29, 2019
If you browse websites like Pinterest, you might be impressed with how creative crafters turn unwanted items into functional pieces. You may be...
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UAF students work on NASA projects as part of Space Grant

KXDF Fairbanks
April 26, 2019
In a lab at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, engineering students are working on projects for NASA, as a part of a congressionally mandated...
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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
April 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
April 7, 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
April 2, 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

March 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
March 29, 2019
Throughout the week The Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Integration, otherwise known as ACUASI have joined forces...
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HAARP controls. Image by Amanda Dawn Christie.

HAARP Goes Artsy

March 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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