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    Annual UAF Arctic Research Open House set for May 19

    May 12, 2022

    Come learn about the incredible research happening at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during the 2022 Arctic Research Open House from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 19.
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  • Hunga volcano

    Hunga volcano eruption provides an explosion of data

    May 12, 2022

    The massive Jan. 15, 2022, eruption of the Hunga submarine volcano in the South Pacific Ocean created a variety of atmospheric wave types, including booms heard 6,200 miles away in Alaska. It also created an atmospheric pulse that caused an unusual tsunami-like disturbance that arrived at Pacific shores sooner than the actual tsunami. Those are among the many observations reported by a team of 76 scientists from 17 nations that researched the eruption's atmospheric waves.
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