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. “The importance of this current award is […]
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. It’s led by the Alaska Earthquake Center, […]
For December, temperatures were markedly colder than normal. All nine stations discussed in this summary reported below normal average temperatures.
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.
Fairbanks adventurer and Geophysical Institute Science Writer Ned Rozell will give three talks this month as part of the Explore Alaska Lecture Series at the Fairbanks Alaska Public Lands Information Center. Rozell, who has hiked and skied across a good chunk of Alaska and who also wrote a book about hiking the length of the […]
Temperatures in August were colder than normal for six of the nine stations discussed in this summary. Barrow had the highest positive deviation, a substantial 6.3 degrees Fahrenheit above the mean, falling in line with the warming observed in northern Alaska in the past decades.
Temperatures were substantially below normal this March for all of the 10 stations discussed here. This is in contrast to February, which was warmer than normal. Most of Alaska was below normal with the exception of the last week of the month, which was seasonally warmer.
Joins friends and colleagues at a First Friday event in the Geophysical Institute's GeoData Center Map Office on Friday, April 6. The event, titled "Views of the Circumpolar North," will run from 5 to 7 p.m. and is free to the public.
The Alaska Volcano Observatory changed the Aviation Color Code of Iliamna Volcano to Yellow on Friday, March 9.