The University of Alaska, Fairbanks (UAF) was established in 1917. UAF is a land grant, sea grant, space grant and sun grant university. UAF has approximately 17,500 undergraduate and graduate students. Noteworthy academic departments and research institutes include, the Geophysical Institute, International Arctic Research Center, the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center, Arctic Biology and Engineering. The Arctic Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station is known world-wide for its research.

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Global study of glacier debris shows impact on melt rate

A large-scale research project at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute has revealed insight into the relationship between surface debris on glaciers and the rate at which they melt.

NASA launches rocket in search of aurora answers

NASA launched one of its largest sounding rockets Sunday from an East Coast facility in an experiment led by a University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute space physics professor.

Icebreaker's cyclone encounter reveals faster sea ice decline

In August 2016 a massive storm on par with a Category 2 hurricane churned in the Arctic Ocean. The cyclone led to the third-lowest sea ice extent ever recorded. But what made the Great Arctic Cyclone of 2016 particularly ...

Melting glaciers contribute to Alaska earthquakes

In 1958, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake triggered a rockslide into Southeast Alaska's Lituya Bay, creating a tsunami that ran 1,700 feet up a mountainside before racing out to sea.

Scientists use forest color to gauge permafrost depth

Scientists regularly use remote sensing drones and satellites to record how climate change affects permafrost thaw rates—methods that work well in barren tundra landscapes where there's nothing to obstruct the view.

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