Alaska’s distinct environment makes it ripe for scientific research. Being home to a vast array of ice such as permafrost, glaciers, and sea ice makes Alaska an optimal location to learn about the effects of climate change on communities and the businesses operating within the Arctic. The state’s diverse flora and fauna offer researchers and science enthusiasts a multitude of topics to study.
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The Arctic Report Card—a compilation of northern science by researchers from all over the planet, most of them doing work in Alaska—came out in mid-December at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in Chicago.
The structural portion of building the new Auke Bay Integrated Science Building at UAS formally concluded on October 31, 2022, with a “Sign the Beam” ceremony.
The JPSS-2 environmental satellite sends data to UAF about the weather, sea ice, wildfires, and much more.
A few Alaska researchers are working to create insulation made from biological materials that removes carbon from the atmosphere.
The UAF Geophysical Institute operates the only 3D metal printer in the UA System. It was purchased in mid-2020 but not ready for use until this year.
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