Researchers gain access to data at satellite facility

A new agreement between the United States and Japan gives international researchers unrestricted access to a type of radar imagery data archived at the Alaska Satellite Facility, part of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. The data come from a phased array type L-band synthetic aperture radar carried on the Japanese Aerospace Agency’s ALOS-1 satellite, which operated from 2006 to 2011.

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UAF model used to estimate Antarctic ice sheet melting

To see how burning up the Earth’s available fossil fuels might affect the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists turned to a computer program developed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Geophysical Institute. The ice would disappear, they found, and that conclusion is making headlines across the world.

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Alders go their own way in autumn

With every autumn breath we take, Alaska brightens with yellows, reds and oranges of plants recovering what they can from tired solar panels. But one shrubby tree does not join the party. Alders remain a stubborn green. Many won’t drop their leaves until long after the snow falls.

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