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Coffee with a Scientist

Please note the "Coffee with a Scientist" program has ended for the summer of 2013. Check back in May of 2014 for our upcoming coffee with a scientist series.

Scientists and visitors share coffee and goodies every week during an informal half hour of presentations and questions.

Every Friday, 2:00-2:30 PM

For more information on this and other Special Programs throughout the week, call (907) 644-3661 or (866) 869-6887 toll free.

Tina Neal, volcanologist
Volcanologist Tina Neal presents during "Coffee With a Scientist" on August 2.

On Friday, August 2, Volcanologist Tina Neal talked about her exciting job monitoring Alaska's volcanoes in the Alaska Volcano Observatory. 

Volcanoes are monitored with seismometers placed around the surface of the volcano. There are three to five seismometers per volcano and the Alaska Volcano Observatory monitors 27 volcanoes. The seismometers locate tremors by triangulation and map out the volcano's activity.

The biggest volcano threat in Alaska is ash. About 10 to 12 days a year there are ash warnings for commercial airlines because the ash reaches 25,000 feet.

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An arial view of a river twisting through a mountain range. Did You Know?
The Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge is home to the mouth of the two largest rivers in Alaska, the Yukon & Kuskokwim. Together, they have created one of the largest river deltas in the world, protected by the Refuge, and a home for one of the world's largest aggregations of water birds.