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2010 RID Awards

PROJECT: Mapping ice elevation changes with differential SAR interferometry–a feasibility study based on examples from Alaska and Patagonia PI: Matthias Braun, Associate Professor, UAF Alaskan and Patagonian glaciers are two of the largest contributors to sea level rise outside of the large ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. In fact, Alaskan glaciers contribute in the …

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2011 RID Awards

PROJECT: Analysis of Lake Ice-out Timing within and among Lake Districts of Alaska from 2001 to 2012 using MODIS Satellite Imagery and Ground Observations PI: Christopher Arp, Research Assistant Professor, UAF The goal of this research is to learn how the timing of lake ice-out varies among lake-rich regions (lake districts) of Alaska and how this …

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2012 RID Awards

PROJECT: Fabrication of Multifunctional Nano-Sensors for Applications in Harsh Environments PI: Nilima Hullavarad, Professor, UAF Solar flares and solar radiation storms are space weather events that interrupt not only terrestrial wireless communications, but also space-based technologies such as satellites. During these solar flares, the sun emits extreme ultraviolet (EUV) output ranging in the 20-400 nm wavelengths. …

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2013 RID Awards

PROJECT: A Feasibility Study for Processing of Thermal Infrared Images on a CubeSat Payload PI: Dejan Raskovic, Associate Professor, UAF Volcanoes can erupt at any time and produce effusive lava flows, pyroclastic/lahar flows andexplosive eruption columns. From the explosive eruption columns, volcanic plumes and then drifting ashclouds can form. Many volcanoes, especially in the North Pacific, …

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2014 RID Awards

PROJECT: Development of a Tagging Method for Dusky Dolphins to Understand the Effects of Climate, Ecosystem, and Anthropogenic Changes PI: Heidi Pearson, Assistant Professor, UAS Top marine predators are early indicators and sentinels of ecosystem and climate change, as changes in their abundance, distribution, and behavior may reflect broader earth system processes. The goal of this …

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2015 RID Awards

PROJECT: Improving landslide warning systems for local weather forecasts by linking wind exposure, satellite precipitation data, and local weather records PI: Brian Buma, Assistant Professor, UAS Landslides are a significant hazard to public safety, as well as infrastructure, in Alaska and throughout the country. Issuing warnings for landslide occurrence in weather forecasts remains a challenge, however, …

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2016 RID Awards

PROJECT: Decompaction Effect of Lunar Soil due to Thermal Cycles PI: Il-Sang Ahn, Assistant Professor, UAF The proposed research is to investigate the decompaction effect of compacted granular soil due to widerange temperature cycles. This phenomenon will provide a reasonable explanation of sudden changes in the relative density of lunar regolith soil layer observed since the …

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2017 RID Awards

PROJECT: Optimizing Safety and Efficacy of a Drug-Induced Hibernation-like State in Rats PI: Kelly Drew, Professor, UAF The ability to induce a hibernation-like state in humans is expected to protect astronauts from the damaging effects of ionizing radiation. In consultation with NASA scientist, Dr. Yuri Griko and SpaceWorks Enterprises the present proposal quantifies hemodynamic risks associated …

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2018 RID Awards

PROJECT: Phase-Change Heat Transfer under Centrifugal Force in Applications to Adjustable Heat Transfer Wall PI: Sunwoo Kim, Associate Professor, UAF Boiling and condensation provides high heat flux (> 10,000 W/m2). The working principle of thermal siphons is based on the high heat transfer capability by phase-change heat transfer (PCHT). Heat is transferred from one end, where …

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2019 RID Awards

PROJECT: Using geospatial data to analyze variations in seal habitat PI: Jason Amundson, Associate Professor, UAS Tidewater glacier fjords are highly dynamic environments that are affected by several glaciological and oceanographic processes: (i) subglacial discharge creates upwelling plumes that drive an estuarine flow and promote submarine melting of glacier termini and icebergs, (ii) iceberg calving, which …

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