Tidal stresses and giant earthquakes

A scientist once noticed a connection between the stress that tides inflict on the planet and the number of small earthquakes that happen in some areas when that pressure is greatest. She saw a pattern to these earthquakes leading up to great tsunamis. A graduate student is now looking for a similar signal in Alaska.

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Featured photo of the week

A rocket rises from UAF’s Poker Flat Research Range, about 35 miles northeast of Fairbanks, at 1:40 a.m. on Jan. 20. The launch was a test for the 2015 Mesosphere-Lower Thermosphere Turbulence Experiment. Sounding rockets carrying the experiment’s science payloads are on the pad waiting for perfect launch conditions. The MTeX team is studying how atmospheric turbulence stirs up the chemicals in Earth’s atmosphere.

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Lecture to highlight the next big earthquake

Michael West, director of the Alaska Earthquake Center, will discuss Alaska’s vulnerabilities to earthquakes at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Gold Room in the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Convention Center.

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Nanook Hall of Fame 2014 nominations sought

The Alaska Nanooks Athletics Department is accepting nominations for the Nanook Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Submissions are due by April 30.

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Check your Munch Money balance

UAF Dining Services reminds students that all Munch Money will expire on May 12, 2015, and unused funds will not be refunded or rolled at the end of the academic year.

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Dave Klein, ’53

During his 60-plus years in Alaska, Dave Klein, ’53, has been a student, scientist, advocate, mentor and milker of cows. His indefatigable curiosity and generous spirit draw admiration from fellow biologists and students past and present.

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