News Releases

February 11, 2011
For Immediate Release   The coastal mountains along the Gulf of Alaska and Alaska’s inside passage are home to the largest glaciers outside of the polar region. The close proximity of the Pacific Ocean to this region’s high mountains makes these glaciers especially dynamic. Tidewater glaciers sometimes exhibit wild instabilities that can lead to dramatic changes much...
February 11, 2011
For Immediate Release  Alaska played an important role in the first International Polar Year (IPY) in 1882-83, and scientists in state and around the globe are now gearing up for the fourth IPY, which begins this March and extends through March 2009. In a lecture on Feb. 5, Hajo Eicken, Associate Professor of Geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will address the...
February 11, 2011
For Immediate Release  Alaska played an important role in the first International Polar Year (IPY) in 1882-83, and scientists in state and around the globe are now gearing up for the fourth IPY, which begins this March and extends through March 2009. In a lecture on Jan. 16, Hajo Eicken, Associate Professor of Geophysics at University of Alaska Fairbanks, will address the...
February 11, 2011
For Immediate Release  Alaska played an important role in the first International Polar Year (IPY) in 1882-83, and scientists in state and around the globe are now gearing up for the fourth IPY, which begins this March and extends through March 2009. In a lecture on Jan. 16, Hajo Eicken, Associate Professor of Geophysics at University of Alaska Fairbanks, will address the...
February 8, 2011
An Alaska researcher and her colleague from the University of British Columbia have calculated that the rate of sea-level rise due to the meltwater from glaciers in Alaska and elsewhere will increase by as much as 60 percent by the year 2100, and that half of the world’s smallest glaciers won’t survive until then. Many glaciers smaller than about five square kilometers — like those in the...
January 31, 2011
CONTACT: Brian Keenan, Geophysical Institute PR assistant, at 907-474-5229, info@gi.alaska.edu.        Fairbanks, Alaska — Permafrost warming continues throughout a wide swath of the Northern Hemisphere, according to a team of scientists assembled during the recent International Polar Year.Their extensive findings, published in the April-June 2010 edition of...
January 31, 2011
CONTACT: Brian Keenan, GI Outreach Office, 907-474-5992, info@gi.alaska.eduFairbanks, Alaska— University of Alaska Fairbanks scientists will travel to Greenland in April 2010 to better understand how warming ocean temperatures impact ocean-outlet glaciers on the massive arctic island. Such studies will shed light on the future of the ice-laden country, and may provide analogs on how warmer...