A possible connection between climate change and noctilucent clouds …

Record-setting Arctic warmth and sea-ice cover … 

Alaska AirSWOT campaign / NASA

NASA has wrapped up an aerial mapping project in interior Alaska. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the space agency funded research tested new water measuring technology on the Tanana River and Yukon Flats.

Chris Larsen/University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Fairbanks, AK - Alaska’s glaciers are shrinking faster than scientists had thought, but glaciers that terminate in the ocean may be relatively resilient to climate change in comparison to their land-locked counterparts.  The data comes from a multi-year airborne survey conducted by NASA.


NASA is piloting a mission out of Fairbanks with a specialized plane that can fly high enough to test technology destined for satellite applications. KUAC’s Dan Bross has more on the ER2 mission.

Fairbanks, AK - The Air Force has paused a plan to demolish the HAARP facility, as it reconsiders options for transferring its ionospheric research infrastructure near Gakona to another entity. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, that could be the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Fairbanks, AK -  A NASA spacecraft is headed for the outer reaches of the solar system. That’s the topic of a lecture hosted by the Geophysical Institute tonight.  It is slated to rendezvous with Pluto in the middle of next year.

New Antenna Will Gather Geophysical Data For NASA

Sep 10, 2013
Emily Schwing / KUAC

Fairbanks, AK - People who frequent the trails on the campus of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks may have noticed lots of construction equipment all summer long.  It’s part of a project at the Alaska Satellite Facility.  The facility is getting a new antenna this year.  In coming years, it will collect data from NASA’s polar orbiting satellites.