A University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher has helped create the first map that shows how the Greenland Ice Sheet has moved over time. The map helps scientists understand the history of the Greenland Ice Sheet, providing context for present-day rapid changes.
For Sarah DeGennaro and Simon Filhol, art and science are natural companions for studying one of the world’s wonders. The collaborators use a combination of illustration and programming to tell a story that is impossible to observe — the creation of snowflakes in the atmosphere.
New projections of permafrost change in northern Alaska suggest far-reaching effects will come sooner than expected, scientists reported this week at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
A study of extinctions among woolly mammoths and other ice-age animals suggests that widely interconnected habitats can help Arctic mammal species survive environmental changes. The study, led by a University of Alaska Fairbanks researcher, appears in the Nov. 2 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Analysis of genetic material from the remains of two ice age infants discovered in Alaska has revealed connections to two ancient lineages of Native Americans, according to a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers are using clues stored in ancient bones and teeth to predict how walruses might respond to climate change in the coming years.
The first University of Alaska Fairbanks student-designed and -built small research satellite, or CubeSat, will fly on the NASA National Reconnaissance Office’s Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment, or GRACE, scheduled to launch on Oct. 8, 2015, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. GRACE is an auxiliary payload to the NRO’s L-55 mission.
Museum researchers have described a new dinosaur species on Alaska’s North Slope. The world’s northernmost dinosaurs lived in darkness for months at a time.