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Web Author: Keiko Akasofu
Alaska science links
Turning observations into information by conducting research from the
center of the Earth to the center of the Sun. Aurora forecast, Alaska
Science Forum articles, volcano, earthquake, and weather information.
Science Forum - Weekly Alaska-related science
articles. Maintained by the Geophysical Institute, UAF.
Flat Research Range - Poker Flat is the only
high-latitude, auroral-zone rocket launching facility in the US and
the only university-owned rocket-range in the world. Friendly site with
aurora information and a range tour.
Camera - the view from Poker Flat. Watch
real-time images, and all-sky camera movies.
Arctic Research Center - a multinational,
multidisciplinary collaboration to understand the mechanisms of global
climate change. Right next door to the GI.
Science Explained - by Neal Brown covers auroral
science, rocket science and remote mapping.
Space weather links
Solar Physics page - Extensive, in-depth
articles for the layperson on everything sun-related.
Bear Solar Observatory website - real time
sun images, active-region monitor, image gallery, movies, and a photo
tour of the observatory.
and Heliospheric Observatory website - real
time sun images, image gallery, movies, newsroom, classroom, free
screen-saver, and "Ask Dr. SOHO".
sunwatching - instructions on how to safely
project sunspots using binoculars. Don't look at the sun through binoculars!
Also in Spanish.
Earth science, general science links
POES satellite site - images and movies of
the auroral oval from instruments aboard the Polar-orbiting Operational
- Aurora viewing: interactive magnetic latitude
POLAR spacecraft - website for the general
public with images and movies of the auroral oval plus links to information
about the different instruments aboard.
site - auroral oval data acquisition and processing
by the Canadian Space Agency.
satellite site - TRACE "explores the
magnetic field in the solar atmosphere" and takes really cool movies
of explosions on the Sun's surface. Pictures, movies, satellite information.
Chapman Page - by the Geophysical Institute.
Biography, articles on his works, and collection of personal anecdotes
by friends and colleagues.
A. Van Allen - "What is a Space Scientist?
An Autobiographical Example." Detailed article which originally
appeared in Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences.
Nansen - a short biography - a multi-page
biography by Chr.A.R. Christophersen. Covers Nansen's childhood, adventures
as a young explorer, and his work as an important diplomat.
Fate of Franklin - website about Sir John
Franklin, a modern search for the lost ships, and Franklin links.
Lots of pictures.
Polar Explorers - informative articles about
Amundsen, Byrd, Peary by Worldbook.
W. Service original homepage - site devoted
to Robert Service, includes poems and biography.
Biosphere Globe Generator - by Gene Carl Feldman.
Choose your latitude, longitude, season and other variables to create
a colorful custom globe.
- Visible Earth
- by NASA's Earth Observatory. A huge searchable
collection of science-related images and animations including a number
of shots of the aurora from space.
Northern Nights - Jan Curtis' website
contains a plethora of beautiful aurora photographs.
Borealis Photo - purchase aurora prints by
Alaskan photographer Jack Finch.
- get Macromedia Flash Player free