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WATC Lead Engineer Jay Helmericks explains on-campus infrasound array components to NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller.

Geophysical Institute eligible for long-term defense research funding

Geophysical Institute
Oct 01, 2018
The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute has received a Defense Department designation to research topics important to national...
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Seismologist John Power, with the U.S. Geological Survey and the Alaska Volcano Observatory, transfers data from the campaign broadband seismometer AU14 on the northeast flank of Mt. Augustine. A debris fan below the northeast chute is visible in the upper right of the image. Photo by Max Kaufman, AVO/UAF GI

New funding will improve Alaska volcano monitoring network

Geophysical Institute
Aug 10, 2018
The Alaska Volcano Observatory will upgrade its volcano monitoring network throughout Alaska due to a $12 million budget increase through the U.S...
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Students assemble unmanned aircraft at a camp offered by the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Federal Aviation Administration in June. The students practiced flying the aircraft and, on the camp’s last day, took them home. Photo by Patty Eagan

FAA and UAF spark interest in drones at camp

Geophysical Institute
Jun 25, 2018
Twenty-one middle school students built, learned how to operate and took home their own small unmanned aircraft at a camp taught by pilots and...
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Photo by Carl Tape. University of Alaska Fairbanks doctoral student Kyle Smith installs a T120 posthole seismometer at a site in the Minto Flats of central Alaska in September, 2015.

Scientists find pre-earthquake activity in central Alaska

Geophysical Institute
Jun 05, 2018
Earth scientists consistently look for a reliable way to forecast earthquakes. New research from University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical...
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Life recovered quickly after asteroid impact that killed dinosaurs

Geophysical Institute
May 30, 2018
Life returned to the asteroid-blasted Chicxulub crater much sooner than at some other sites far from the impact point 66 million years ago,...
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Icefog in front of the Geophysical Institute

Scientists plan study of northern cities’ air quality

Geophysical Institute
May 24, 2018
Atmospheric scientists at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have launched an effort to better understand urban air quality problems in northern...
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Kansas joins unmanned aircraft test range run by UAF

Geophysical Institute
May 14, 2018
Kansas has joined the unmanned aircraft system testing range managed by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Testing programs overseen by Kansas...
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UAF signs agreement with Sandia National Laboratories

Geophysical Institute
Apr 24, 2018
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has signed a new agreement with Sandia National Laboratories to conduct basic science, energy and security...
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A glacial icefall spills through a steep valley in the Alaska Range, home to thousands of glaciers covering an area of roughly 13,900 square kilometers. Photo courtesy of Regine Hock.

Declining glaciers may affect water availability this century

Geophysical Institute
Feb 01, 2018
The annual volume of water from melting glaciers has begun to drop in almost half the 56 large river basins investigated in a recent study, a...
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