The University of Alaska Fairbanks has announced recipients of the 2013 Emil Usibelli Distinguished Teaching, Research and Public Service Awards.
Lester’s Forbidden Experiment. Screaming Gummy Bears. Blowtorch in a Beaker. The three are among a host of activities on the roster for the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ 20th annual Science Potpourri Saturday, April 13 from noon to 3 p.m. The College of Natural Science and Mathematics hosts the free event, which will be in the Reichardt Building on the UAF campus.
Twenty-five years of monitoring and studying Alaska’s volcanoes by the Alaska Volcano Observatory have improved global understanding of how volcanoes work and how to live safely with volcanic eruptions. Timely warnings from AVO throughout its 25-year history have helped reduce the impact of erupting volcanoes, protecting lives, property, and economic well-being.
Annie Worden and Kristen Rahilly, graduate students in Volcanology at the Geophysical Institute, provided a rich, educational experience for a group of girls aged 8 to 11.
By nrozell [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (Ned Rozell)
The White River Ash blasted from giant eruptions somewhere in today’s Wrangell-St. Elias Mountains, drifted as far away as Ireland and Germany, said experts who attended the December 2012 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held in San Francisco.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued a Volcanic Activity Notice for Iliamna and Little Sitkin on Jan. 9, 2013. Volcano Alert Levels were updated to Normal and their Aviation Color Codes were updated to Green at both volcanoes.
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Little Sitkin Volcano, a 3,898-foot-stratovolcano near the end of the Aleutian Chain, is exhibiting signs of elevated unrest and scientists with the Alaska Volcano Observatory have put the volcano on color code yellow. According to the latest AVO report, a swarm of high-frequency earthquakes began at 7:15 p.m. Alaska Daylight Time on August 29, 2012.
By GI Assistant Research Professor dfee [at] gi [dot] alaska [dot] edu (David Fee)