A new exhibit at the University of Alaska Museum of the North explores the connection between research collections and the museum science they support. “Expedition Alaska: Archaeology and Mammalogy” contains dozens of objects from decades of field work by museum researchers and their students.
Relationships between seismic signals and sound waves from an erupting volcano in Alaska may someday help scientists infer the status of an eruption they can’t see.
On a June day 105 years ago, in a green valley where the Aleutians merge with the mainland, the world fell apart. During an eruption that lasted three days in 1912, a vibrant landscape became the gray badlands known as the Valley of 10,000 Smokes.
Castelán-Ortega, a veterinarian, and Luisa Molina, an atmospheric scientist, monitored the respiration of cows and found steep reductions in methane when cows were fed a diet enhanced with certain plants. They presented their results in an eye-catching poster (featuring a cow with its head in a chamber that resembled a voting booth) at the recent fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks ranked in four categories of U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Online Programs, including Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.
A flash of red lightning. A pulsating aurora. These fleeting phenomena are hard to see with the naked eye, let alone capture with a camera. Yet University of Alaska Fairbanks doctoral student Jason Ahrns captures these images for research and art.