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CeCe Borries-Strigle at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, in San Francisco. Photo by Rod Boyce.

AGU research spotlight: New research benefits Arctic sea ice forecasting

Geophysical Institute
December 14, 2023
Ocean temperatures in the Bering Strait and heat transport through the region have increased over the past 20 years. New modeling using a range...
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Darren Tan at a seismology station. Photo courtesy Darren Tan.

AGU research spotlight: New research helps detect elusive volcanic tremors

Geophysical Institute
December 13, 2023
These are semi-continuous seismic or acoustic signals, or both, that Graduate student researcher Darren Tan at the University of Alaska Fairbanks...
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Opening day of the American Geophysical Union annual meeting in San Francisco. Photo by Rod Boyce.

More than 100 UAF researchers presenting work at national science conference

Geophysical Institute
December 11, 2023
“AGU is the country’s prime venue to showcase research to agencies and colleagues in academia,” “IARC research combines Arctic systems...
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Visitors gather at the University of Alaska Fairbanks exhibitor booth at the AGU Fall Meeting 2022 in Chicago, IL. UAF GI Photo by Kelly Eagan.

Geophysical Institute research at the American Geophysical Union 2023 Fall Meeting

Geophysical Institute
December 11, 2023
Geophysical Institute researchers and students are attending the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2023 from Dec. 11–15 in San Francisco...
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A four-stage NASA sounding rocket launches from Poker Flat Research Range on Nov. 9, 2023. The rocket was carrying instruments for the Beam-Plasma Interactions Experiment. NASA photo by Lee Wingfield.

Second NASA sounding rocket launches from Poker Flat Research Range

Geophysical Institute
November 9, 2023
The second NASA sounding rocket of the season headed into Earth’s upper atmosphere from Poker Flat Research Range shortly after midnight Thursday...
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A sounding rocket launches from Poker Flat Research Range on Nov. 8, 2023, carrying NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s Dissipation mission. NASA photo by Rachel Lense.

First NASA rocket of season flies high out of Poker Flat Research Range

Geophysical Institute
November 8, 2023
A two-stage NASA sounding rocket flew skyward shortly after midnight Wednesday carrying science instruments to gather data about the solar wind’s...
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Serina Wesen of the Geophysical Institute teaches a small group of students about glaciers and how they formed the surrounding valley and Portage Lake. Photo courtesy KMTA.

GI helps young hands and eyes get a taste of science in the outdoors

Geophysical Institute
November 7, 2023
Fifth graders, sleeping bags, campfires, s’mores. And science. It all rolled in together, along with much more, in a NASA-supported education...
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Principal investigator Mehdi Benna stands by the rocket assembled for his experiment. Photo by Danielle Johnson/NASA Wallops Flight Facility

Two launches to mark start of Poker Flat rocket range season

Geophysical Institute
November 3, 2023
Testing a theory about cleaning up after a nuclear detonation in space and learning more about winds at the edge of Earth’s atmosphere are the...
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HAARP’s Ionospheric Research Instrument is a phased array of 180 high-frequency antennas spread across 33 acres. UAF/GI photo by JR Ancheta.

HAARP artificial airglow may be widely visible in Alaska

Geophysical Institute
November 2, 2023
Alaskans and visitors may be able to see an artificial airglow in the sky created by the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program during a...
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