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Feb. 20, 2009

Scenes from SEAMONSTER

by Guest Blogger

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The University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau (Alaska's capital) is the recipient of federal NASA and NOAA grants to develop a digital network to monitor climate change on the Juneau Icefield. UAS is the only university in North America with access to several glacial watersheds. The UAS SEAMONSTER (Southeast Alaska Monitoring Network for Science Telecommunications Education and Research) program gives undergraduates extraordinary opportunities to engage in cutting edge research.

A comprehensive network of communications infrastructure, mobile sensors with moving data streams, existing weather stations and Global Positioning System measurements of glacier motion will alert scientists, in real time, about the effect of climate change on North America's fifth largest Icefield

"Climate change is the defining issue of our generation and this grant gives UAS professors and students an opportunity to contribute to the dialogue. By engaging students on the undergraduate level we make a difference in our students' lives and potentially on a global scale."

–UAS Physics Professor Matt Heavner

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