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Welcome to the Alaska Science Center

Welcome to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Alaska Science Center (ASC), headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. At the ASC, all of the USGS Mission Area Programs are managed collectively with a vision to achieving an integrated landscape level understanding of the highly diverse and complex Alaskan and Arctic Ecosystems. The mission of the Alaska Science Center is to provide objective and timely data, information, and research findings about the earth and its flora and fauna to Federal, State, and local resource managers and the public to support sound decisions regarding natural resources, natural hazards, and ecosystems in Alaska and circumpolar regions.


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Pintail Duck. Photo by Jeff Wasley.Bridge ScourWickersham Grit. Photo by Jamey Jones.Wolverine weather station collects weather data near the glacier to aid mass balance research, Sept. 6, 2014. Photo by Louis Sass, USGS.Elodea infestation in July, 2011 at urban Sand Lake in Anchorage, Alaska, a site with regular floatplane traffic that is approximately three km from Lake Hood (Alaska’s biggest float plane base)Walruses hauled out on the beach in the Eastern Chukchi Sea
Migratory Bird Flyways and Introductions of Avian Influenza via Alaska … Read More
Streambed Scour and Impacts to Bridges … Read More
Location and Assessments of Alaska's Minerals … Read More
Fifty Years of Glacier Research in Alaska … Read More
Elodea - First Invasive Aquatic Plant in Alaska … Read More
First Ever Pacific Walrus Coastal Haulout Database and Report Now Online … Read More

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