Permafrost Tunnel Virtual Tour
Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events
When: 30 March 2023
Where: Online: 9:30 am AKDT, 1:30 pm EDT
Join an exclusive virtual tour of an Arctic research facility studying a frozen environment over 40,000 years old but seldom opened to the public.
Excavated from 1963–1969 for the study of permafrost, geology, ice science, mining, and construction techniques specific to permafrost environments, the Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility is one of the nation's unique, natural research facilities. Located just outside Fairbanks, Alaska, the facility was recently expanded.
Join Tom Douglas with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Patrick Druckenmiller with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Anna Liljedahl from Woodwell Climate Research Center for a virtual tour of the facility and learn about some of the exciting research happening. This program will showcase tools developed by the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center using content collected by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The audience will be invited to ask questions throughout the program. Individuals as well as classes are invited to join.