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Alaska TOC

Dr. Denise Thorsen, AK EPSCoR Director, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Alaska is a state of extremes. Much of the state is remote and/or inaccessible. While 2/3 of the state’s population live clustered around its three urban centers Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau, the remainder live distributed over nearly 300 remote communities that are inaccessible by road or ferry. The natural environment plays a major role in the economy of the state through natural resource extraction; shipping and transportation, often in a harsh climate; and maintaining a subsistence life in the face of global climate change. The Alaska NASA EPSCoR program has strengthened research in monitoring environmental change, hazard prediction and mitigation. The program has also allowed expansion into new areas of research in Technologies for Space and Extreme Environments and Aeronautics. Over the past five years we have been able to leverage EPSCoR funding to develop exciting new research in excess of $6,000,000.


Estimating Spatio-Temporal Variability in Evapotranspiration in Interior Alaska Using Field Measurements, Modeling and Remote Sensing Closing Quantifying Fuel Impacts on Wildfire Behavior and Emissions by Coupling Small Unmanned Aircraft In-situ Measurements with Satellite Observations


Research Infrastructure Development


Stereo-Derived Topography for the Last Frontier and the Final Frontier


A Vertical Comet Assay for Measuring DNA Damage to Radiation


Senator Lisa Murkowski

Photos by Todd Paris Senator Dan Sullivan

Representative Don Young (District At Large)



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NASA Office of Education’s Aerospace Research & Career Development (ARCD) is pleased to release NASA EPSCoR Stimuli, a collection of univers...

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