A group of University of Alaska Fairbanks faculty, students and staff has been conducting Arctic fieldwork in Utqiagvik since mid-April to measure snowmelt, but the melt only started in mid-June. This is an exceptionally late melt year. The Snow Albedo Evolution in the Arctic team, or SALVO, has been working hard through the midnight sun, […]
In mid-April, despite a day length that is four hours longer than Miami’s, middle Alaska is still a part of the cryosphere. Scrolling back through my photos, I see snow on the ground during a high-school running competition on Sept. 27. Patches of that snowfall hid from the sun all winter, surviving on north-facing slopes. […]
*Newspapers would report five sailors instead of the actual number of six for months. They also reported never hearing from the sailors again. This also would be untrue as the sailors would find their way into Cook Inlet in March, 1910.
Alaska State Troopers report that two were injured and one deceased in a Seward Highway collision that occurred on Wednesday evening. Troopers responded to mile 71.5 of the Seward Highway at 4:44 pm on Wednesday to find one victim, 31-year-old Dominique Flenory, had perished from injuries incurred in a two-vehicle collision. The investigation opened at […]