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Research explains strength of earthquake shaking in Nenana Basin

This map shows the Nena Basin and Monto Flats fault zone in central Alaska. The color denotes the depth to the basin’s basement surface. The triangles denote seismic stations and...

Magnetic declination and finding the moon

Dan Joling of Anchorage was set to photograph the full moon rising over the Port of Anchorage on Jan. 6, 2023. His research told him the moon would pop over the horizon...

Alaska’s Small Glaciers on the Way Out

Yakutat Glacier. Photo by Sam Herreid Glaciers worldwide are withering. Half of them will disappear by the end of this century, and much of the lost ice will vanish from mountains in...

NASA and HAARP conclude asteroid experiment

A frosty landscape surrounds antennas at the High-frequency Active Auroral Research Program site in Gakona on December 2022. UAF/GI photo by JR Ancheta A powerful transmitter in remote Alaska...

HAARP to bounce signal off asteroid in NASA experiment

An experiment to bounce a radio signal off an asteroid on Dec. 27 will serve as a test for probing a larger asteroid that in 2029 will pass closer to Earth than...

Seabird deaths part of Arctic Report Card

A dead seabird that washed ashore at Safety Sound outside Nome. Image-Gay Sheffield. The Arctic Report Card, a compilation of northern science by researchers from all over the planet — most of...

AGU research spotlight: Study shows depth of Alaska’s thawing permafrost

Soumitra Sakhalkar. Image-Eric Marshall Permafrost in Alaska has been warming and thawing at an increasing rate. The state is actually sinking a little in places. Soumitra Sakhalkar, a graduate research assistant at the...

The dark season turns on winter solstice

The Alaska Range sits beneath a December sunrise as seen from the UAF campus. Photo by Ned Rozell One winter day not long ago, a reporter from the Sacramento Bee called. She...

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