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Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding

Alaska Earthquake Center receives USGS funding

The U.S. Geological Survey recently awarded the Alaska Earthquake Center a $2.85M one-year award to operate and strengthen Alaska’s earthquake monitoring system. The AEC at the University of Alaska’s Geophysical Institute has worked daily with the USGS on earthquake issues since the first MOU was signed in 1987.…

Some good news from the thin ice

Some good news from the thin ice

Ice that floats on far-north oceans has been dwindling the last few years. Scientists have described the shrinking of this solar reflector — once bigger than Russia and now taking up less space than Australia — as a breakdown of the world’s refrigerator. But a group of researchers…

Sensors will sustain Alaska earthquake and weather data

Sensors will sustain Alaska earthquake and weather data

A new project will make it possible for scientists to better track a suite of phenomena in Alaska ranging from earthquakes to wildfires to sea ice. The five-year, $6.9 million project funded by the National Science Foundation will enhance measurements of Arctic change across western and northern Alaska.…

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

Late-Season Arctic Research Cruise Reveals Warm Ocean Temperatures, Active Ecosystem

SOLOMONS, MD (November 11, 2020)–Arctic researchers Jacqueline Grebmeier and Lee Cooper have been visiting the Bering and Chukchi…

New Global Archive Logs Changes in Behavior of Arctic Animals

New Global Archive Logs Changes in Behavior of Arctic Animals

The Arctic’s dramatic changes — warmer winters, earlier springs, shrinking ice and more human development — are impacting…

Steller Sea Lions and Mercury

Steller Sea Lions and Mercury

  Within their bulbous bodies, Steller sea lions of the western Aleutian Islands seem to carry more mercury…

NASA SDO Image: Jack-o-Lantern Sun

NASA SDO Image: Jack-o-Lantern Sun

Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014. The…

Fireball in the Sky over Alaska

Fireball in the Sky over Alaska

  Katie Kangas operates a bed-and-breakfast in Ruby, Alaska. On the morning of October 15, she turned to…

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