Science for Alaska discusses Weather Satellites and Alaska

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2015-02-13
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Weather Satellites and Alaska
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Before a weather forecast can be made, the current state of the weather must first be understood

Before a weather forecast can be made, the current state of the weather must first be understood. This is no easy task in and around Alaska where many ground-based weather observing platforms, such as weather radars, are few and far between.

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Flying Robots! How Drones are Revolutionizing Science in Alaska

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2015-02-04
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Flying Robots! How Drones are Revolution
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Erupting volcanoes, burning wildfires, thrashing winds off the Northern Alaska coast: what do these things have in common?

Sean Barberie

Erupting volcanoes, burning wildfires, thrashing winds off the Northern Alaska coast: what do these things have in common? You don’t want to fly a plane into them. That’s where unmanned aircraft come in; we can send flying robots to get data in places where we don’t want to go.

 

 

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Digging up Augustine's top-heavy legacy

Augustine Volcano during its 2005-2006 eruption.

Cyrus Read, Alaska Volcano Observatory/USGS.

Augustine Volcano sits alone, a 4,000-foot pyramid on its own island in Cook Inlet. Like many volcanoes, it has a tendency to become top heavy. When gravity acts on Augustine's oversteepened dome, rockslides spill into the ocean. A scientist recently found new evidence for an Augustine-generated tsunami from a time when Egyptian pharaohs built their own pyramids.

Castellini to share stories of Sikuliaq

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2015-01-28
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Castellini to share stories of Sikuliaq
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Upcoming lecture focuses on behind the scenes stories from UAF's newest research vessel.

Michael Castellini

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Lecture to highlight the next big earthquake

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2015-01-23
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Lecture to highlight next big earthquake
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Mike West will discuss Alaska's vulnerabilities and potential scenarios during his talk "The Next Big Earthquake"

 

Mike West

The very notion of the “the big one” — a singular well-defined earthquake catastrophe — does not apply in Alaska.

 

There are many “big ones," said Michael West, the director of the Alaska Earthquake Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute.

 

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Weird Stuff You Ought to Know About Snow

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2015-01-20
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Weird Stuff You Ought to Know About Snow
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Presented by Matthew Sturm as part of the Science for Alaska Lecture Series.

Weird Stuff You Ought to Know About Snow

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Changing Relationships Among Alaska Hunters, Wildlife, and Habitat

Todd Brinkman, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Institute of Arctic Biology, UAF

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Weather Satellites and Alaska

Eric Stevens, Science liaison, Geophysical Institute, UAF

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Flying Robots! How Drones are Revolutionizing Science in Alaska

Sean Barberie, Interdisciplinary Graduate Student, Geophysical Institute, UAF

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Polar Adventures: The Voyages of the Research Vessel Sikuliaq

Michael Castellini, Associate Dean of UAF Graduate School

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