Join Frontier Scientists studying atmospheric science at the top of the world.
Alaska is an Arctic state, and weather in Alaska is fierce and hard to predict. Weather experts answer questions like what is a mountain wave, and show how high resolution modeling is used to clarify Alaska weather. Our world is connected, and atmospheric conditions over the Arctic can impact weather across the Northern Hemisphere
Explore how Arctic snow influences global climate by changing the albedo, or reflectiveness, of the planet. At Imnavait Creek, a ‘ground-truth spot’, researchers gather snow records that help explain snow characteristics across the Arctic.
Learn about the HAARP research facility near Gakona, Alaska. The High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program supports studies of the ionosphere, an area high in Earth’s atmosphere where solar radiation influences the creation of the Aurora.