• UAF Geophysical Institute
2 episodes
Science writer Ned Rozell has accompanied researchers all over Alaska and given firsthand accounts of discoveries, triumphs and pitfalls of field work conducted in the Last Frontier. Through in-depth conversations, Ned gives voice to research stories ranging from volcanoes, earthquakes and auroras to climate change, anthropology, paleontology and wildfires. Any natural phenomena in Alaska and the people who study them are fair game. Ned has spent more than 25 years writing hundreds of science stories for the UAF Geophysical Institute's weekly column, the Alaska Science Forum: https://www.gi.alaska.edu/alaska-science-forum. New episodes drop on the first Tuesday of the month.

Episodes

Ep. 2: Seismologist Carl Tape investigates the 1900 earthquake near Kodiak, Alaska
2021 Jun 0129m 20s
In this episode, seismologist Carl Tape transforms into both historian and detective to investigate the strongest earthquake on the planet in the year 1900, somewhere near Kodiak, Alaska. (30 minutes)
Ep. 1: Cathy Cahill talks innovation in unmanned aircraft
2021 May 0440m 13s
Cathy Cahill directs the Alaska Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute. Her fleet of vehicles encompasses those too intelligent to call “drones” to tiny aircraft fitting in one hand, to gas-powered, 16-foot dual-engine ships that may soon deliver snowmachine parts to rural Alaska villages. Alaskans like Cahill and her team are constantly innovating — now using unmanned aircraft to monitor whale populations and pipelines, and complete other jobs too dirty, dull or dangerous for human pilots. (40 minutes)
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