Monthly Archives: January 2016


Dayne Broderson, technical services manager with the Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, points to a satellite image of polygons formed by repeated freezing of wet soil on Alaska's North Slope. Broderson is using a bank of high-definition monitors in the new Decision Theater North conference room in the West Ridge Research Building.

Dayne Broderson, technical services manager with the Alaska Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, points to a satellite image of polygons formed by repeated freezing of wet soil on Alaska’s North Slope. Broderson is using a bank of high-definition monitors in the new Decision Theater North conference room in the West Ridge Research Building.

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At 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, a major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 occurred in the Cook Inlet region of Alaska. The earthquake was felt widely across Alaska, with shaking strong enough to wake Fairbanks residents. Within minutes, the Alaska Earthquake Center, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, received reports of power failure and damage.

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Lecture will explore surprising tsunamis
February 02, 2016

Elena Suleimani, a research analyst with the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, will discuss “Tsunamis: How nature keeps surprising scientists,” on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. in the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel Gold Room.

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