News Releases

May 25, 2012
 By Ned Rozell Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but Alaska has more than that in the great expanse of flatlands north of the Brooks Range. These ubiquitous far-north bodies of water — most of them formed by the disappearance of ancient, buried ice that dimples the landscape as it thaws — make the maps of Alaska’s coastal plain look like Swiss cheese. A large group of...
May 21, 2012
Fairbanks, Alaska— Ed Bueler, Associate Professor of Mathematics at UAF and member of the Geophysical Institute glaciers group, will travel to Germany later this month to present on the Parallel Ice Sheet Model, referred to as PISM. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany will the host the first Euro-PISM workshop. In 2003, glaciologists and mathematicians...
May 1, 2012
 Last month, the Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences spotlighted an article coauthored by the Geophysical Institute’s Guido Grosse. The recognition of this article, titled “Using the deuterium isotope composition of permafrost meltwater to constrain thermokarst lake contributions to atmospheric CH4 during the last deglaciation,” is the third time in the past year that Grosse’s...
April 23, 2012
 Norbert Untersteiner, known to many in the International Arctic Research Center and the Geophysical Institute, died in Washington on March 14, 2012. He was 86. Untersteiner was an advisory board member for both the GI and IARC. Untersteiner led the IARC Science Advisory Board during IARC's formation. "His thoughtful perspective and sage advice benefited IARC's science and its...
March 20, 2012
How the Amerasia Basin was created, the utility of infrasound and debris lobes on the move in northern Alaska -- all of these topics are covered in the latest edition of the Geophysical Institute Quarterly Report. You can access a pdf of Volume 24, Number 4 online here or retrieve hard copies from the Outreach Office in Elvey 611. Find out what your colleagues are up to!
February 9, 2012
 By Ned Rozell After more than a decade on the glaciers of Washington, Girls on Ice is coming to Alaska. Girls on Ice is a program in which nine girls spend 11 adventurous days on a glacier with professional women glaciologists and mountaineers. The program is the creation of Alaska glaciologist Erin Pettit, who dreamt up the program not long after she helped lead field trips for...
January 20, 2012
Organizers announce that the Girls on Ice 2012 Expeditions are now accepting applications. The 2012 program includes two expeditions. The original North Cascades expedition on Mount Baker in Washington State will be held 29 July - 9 August 2012, and a new Alaska-based expedition will take place 15-25 July 2012. Girls on Ice is a unique, free, wilderness science education program for high...
January 13, 2012
 By Ned Rozell Home of the trans-Alaska pipeline, Alaska has been the setting for a few epic engineering battles rendered against nature. The Million Dollar Bridge, spanning the lower Copper River, is a reminder of another improbable Alaska construction project. Completed in 1910, the Million Dollar Bridge was the crux of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway, built to carry...
January 11, 2012
Jan. 10, 2012 By Reba Lean Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  FAIRBANKS — Camera-equipped drones flew over Nome this week to help a Russian fuel tanker, the Renda, get a perspective on the sea ice near the town’s harbor.Read more: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - UAF researchers use drones to evaluate sea ice thickness at Nome and aid incoming tanker 
January 5, 2012
 Andy Mahoney, an assistant research professor with the Sea Ice Group at the Geophysical Institute, is helping to determine ice conditions near Nome, Alaska so a fuel tanker can deliver much-needed fuel to the northwest community.  Find out more about Mahoney's involvement by listening to an Alaska Public Radio story here.  PHOTO CAPTION/CREDIT: Andy Mahoney takes ice...