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Icy Alsek River in winter
February 26, 2021

Icy Alsek River in winter

Randy Host preparing to sample discharge and collect water quality samples on an icy Alsek River in winter.

Alsek River Layout
February 17, 2021

Alsek River Layout

Illustration detailing the Alsek River layout.  Visit USGS Transboundary River Monitoring in Southeast Alaska for more information about our research.

Salmon River Layout
February 17, 2021

Salmon River Layout

Illustration detailing the Salmon River layout.  Visit USGS Transboundary River Monitoring in Southeast Alaska for more information about our research.

Taku River Layout
February 17, 2021

Taku River Layout

Illustration detailing the Taku River layout.  Visit USGS Transboundary River Monitoring in Southeast Alaska for more information about our research.

Unuk River Layout
February 17, 2021

Unuk River Layout

Illustration detailing the Unuk River layout.  Visit USGS Transboundary River Monitoring in Southeast Alaska for more information about our research.

Stikine River Layout
February 12, 2021

Stikine River Layout

Illustration detailing the Stikine River layout.  Visit USGS Transboundary River Monitoring in Southeast Alaska for more information about our research.

USGS Alaska Transboundary Rivers DEM
February 12, 2021

USGS Alaska Transboundary Rivers DEM

USGS Alaska Transboundary Rivers DEM.  Visit USGS Transboundary River Monitoring in Southeast Alaska for more information about our research.

January 29, 2021

USGS Pacific Seabird Research

Alaska's coastal and offshore waters provide foraging habitat for an estimated 100 million birds comprising more than 90 different species. Researchers at the USGS Alaska Science Center work in collaboration with many partner agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities and rehabilitation centers to investigate seabirds. USGS ecosystems research is focused on

Weighing type precipitation gage is on the left and new radar-based sensor in on a pole on the right
November 13, 2020

Weighing type precipitation gage and new radar-based sensor

The Wolverine Glacier weather station was installed in 1968, and at 3250 ft is the highest elevation long-term weather record on the Kenai Peninsula. On October 19, 2020, USGS scientists upgraded the power system to a Lithium battery bank and installed a radar-based precipitation sensor (Lufft WS-100) to compare with the weighing based precipitation gage. From this angle

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A white-fronted goose flies over a nesting area near Point Lonely, Alaska
November 13, 2020

White-fronted goose flies over a nesting area near Point Lonely, AK

A white-fronted goose flies over a nesting area near Point Lonely, Alaska. For more information about this USGS study read "Effects of industrial and investigator disturbance on Arctic-nesting geese" at: https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/70192845

Wolverine Glacier weather station in the Kenai Mountains on the coast of south-central Alaska
October 31, 2020

Wolverine Glacier weather station on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

The Wolverine Glacier weather station was installed in 1968, and at 3250 ft is the highest elevation long-term weather record on the Kenai Peninsula. On October 19, 2020, USGS scientists upgraded the power system to a Lithium battery bank and installed a radar-based precipitation sensor (Lufft WS-100) to compare with the weighing based precipitation gage.  The data from

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The new radar-based precipitation sensor is on the left, with the anemometer, wind vane, and GOES antenna on the station shack
October 31, 2020

Upgraded Wolverine Glacier weather station, Alaska

The Wolverine Glacier weather station was installed in 1968, and at 3250 ft is the highest elevation long-term weather record on the Kenai Peninsula. In Ocotober 2020, USGS scientists upgraded the power system to a Lithium battery bank and installed a radar-based precipitation sensor (Lufft WS-100) to compare with the weighing based precipitation gage. The new radar-based

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