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NOAA is planning to increase the number of data-collecting sensors on land, at sea and on satellites. Better real-time data will help NOAA better predict immediate dangers in the Arctic, such as rapid ice form-up and storm surges.Yereth Rosen
Lyrid meteor shower 2014: The Lyrid meteor shower runs from April 16-25 this year, and will peak overnight April 21-22. Lyrid meteors tend to be faint, but have long, glowing tails.Liz Fuller-Wright
The two North Slope villages have little radio activity, making them ideal for the observations made by the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.Earl Finkler
Ever noticed that gray fungus that appears when the snow has melted but the temperatures remain cool around the Last Frontier? Well, that's snow mold, and it's harmless to humans, but a scourge for golf courses.Alex DeMarban
Temperature trends show the Arctic warmed about 1 degree per decade, on average, between 1981 and 2012. Compare that to the global per-decade average of 0.3 degrees Fahrenheit over the same period, according to NASA.Yereth Rosen
A history of wolves on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula reveals trials and tribulations -- both human-created and otherwise -- for the animals, including poisoning, hunting, trapping and disease.Jenny Neyman
Unplanned events -- like fixing or replacing a broken snowmachine -- come with the territory for scientists whose research takes them to broad, bare expanses of the North Slope's coastal plain.Ned Rozell

Rugged research in Alaska's Big White Empty tests scientists' resolve

April 19, 2014 - 10:23am -- maia
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Unplanned events -- like fixing or replacing a broken snowmachine -- come with the territory for scientists whose research takes them to broad, bare expanses of the North Slope's coastal plain.

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