By nrozell [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (Ned Rozell)
Sometimes, after idling in the sky for hours as a greenish glow, the aurora catches fire, erupting toward the magnetic north pole in magnificent chaos that can last for three hours. “Substorms,” as space physicists call them, can happen two or three times each night.
Geophysical Institute hoodies are on sale for a limited time. Youth and adult-sized hooded sweatshirts are available in royal blue with the GI logo. Place your order online and then pay in person in the GI Directors Office in Elvey 601. Orders should be in by Friday, February 8.
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The International Scientific Symposium of Students and Young Scientists: “Problems of Geology and Subsurface Development” in Honor of Academician M. A. Usov
April 1 – 5, 2013
On November 2, 2012, Professor Emeritus Carl Benson was the first recipient of the new Roger Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. Benson’s sustained commitment to the Geophysical Institute and research success are a model worth emulation. Benson’s award was presented by longtime friend and colleague Professor Emeritus Glenn Shaw at the Annual Banquet held at the Westmark Gold Room.
A number of awards will be presented to Geophysical Institute faculty, staff and students on November 2, 2012, including the new Roger Smith Award. In addition to the award presentations, GI Director Bob McCoy will provide a state of the Geophysical Institute address and highlights from across the GI will be shared at the event. Heavy hors' d'oeuvres, a no-host bar and door prizes are all part of the fun.
Apache Alaska Corporation is sharing its Cook Inlet 3-D seismic data with the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) to better identify seismic hazards in Southcentral Alaska.
UAF’s Geophysical Institute has begun the process of accepting and processing the data and will begin modeling efforts to help geologists at UAF and DGGS better identify seismic hazards in the area.
Stakeholders to set goals for unmanned aircraft in Alaska
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 21, 2012
CONTACT: Amy Hartley, GI information officer, 907-474-5823, amy [dot] hartley [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu