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Tsunami Disaster Response Planning in Al...

Alaska Earthquake Information Center - Alaska 1964 Good Friday Earthquake Damage - Photo by NOAA

Coastal communities are at risk from the same effects earthquakes have on inland population centers and have the additional peril of coping with tsunami events caused by a significant earthquake. The sudden uplifting or movement of a large parcel of water generates tsunamis. Tsunamis are defined by the two different mechanisms that create one of […]

Tow Plows to be Tested in Alaska

Tow Plows from the Front - Photo by: ADOT&PF

Tow plows to be tested in Alaska communities this spring. Juneau and Soldotna residents will be the first drivers to encounter these snow plows that clear two lanes of a road at a time. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is testing the equipment in an effort to clear snow covered roads […]

National Climate Assessment Highlights A...

A USGS researcher took a picture of this nearly century-old whaling boat in July 2007 along the Beaufort Sea coast near Lonely, Alaska. The boat washed away to sea just a few months later. Courtesy of Benjamin Jones, USGS

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and United States Geologic Survey (USGS) have teamed up to release a national climate assessment report highlighting the effect climate change will have on the United States. Many of its comments directly speak to the impact of climate change to Alaska. Titled Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerabilities: A […]