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Alaska Science Forum: Two tales of dynamic Alaska tundra

...feet above sea level to measure how much the land is rising or falling. DeGrandpre, a graduate student with UAF's Geophysical Institute, set up GPS receivers near villages and let them run for at least three days."I spent a lot of time on...
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - At this annual gathering of more than 20,000 Earth and space scientists, press conferences offered by the organizers feature scientists discussing everything from Mars rovers whiffing methane to Christmas lights visible from space.
WhaleFest explores gizmos, gadgets of cetacean science is up in the air. As deputy director of the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration at UAF's Geophysical Institute, Ro Bailey specializes in collecting hard-to-get - whether because of danger or tedium - information...
Alaska Science Forum: Fire on the mountain near the Yukon River

...studied them around the world, including Healy. Interested in the Windfall Mountain Fire, the professor at UAF's Geophysical Institute encouraged graduate student Christine Waigl and undergraduate intern Kristen Stilson to review satellite images...
New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

...from the state, has helped push it to the front of the group.The Legislature appropriated $5 million to UAF's Geophysical Institute in fiscal year 2012 to advance UAS testing. With continued state support, he wants to do whatever the FAA's...
Unmanned aircraft industry takes off in Alaska

...Aleutian Islands in the spring of 2012 in conjunction with University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers at the UAF's Geophysical Institute, which has become a leading research center for unmanned aircraft development.By hovering a small, quad-copter...
State university system plans strategy for federal budget cuts

FAIRBANKS - When Carla Beam prepared a report on the so-called "fiscal cliff" for the University of Alaska Board of Regents in December, she found unexpected inspiration in a Looney Tunes clip. Wile E.
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...71, became director of the International Arctic Research Center in 1999. Before that, he was director of UAF's Geophysical Institute for 13 years. Akasofu came to Alaska from Japan in 1958 to study space physics. His greatest discovery in...
Auroral show due, but clouds may spoil view

...takes two or three days for the particles to get to the Earth,'' said Roger Smith, interim director at UAF's Geophysical Institute. ``Once they get there, they start to cause disturbances of the magnetic field.'' Scientists predicted...
Trip north provides lesson for wreckage search team

...the plane, including a 1990 probe of the sea near the Inupiat village of Oliktok. Stone, a professor at UAF's Geophysical Institute, participated in that search. Stone said he had been looking at the search as a technical problem to be solved...


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