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Established by an Act of Congress
Newspaper cutout of sketch of Sydney Chapman building
Whereas the University of Alaska, because of its unique location and the work it has accomplished in the past, is a logical site for a permanent geophysical research station … there is hereby authorized to be appropriated … $975,000 for the construction and establishment of a geophysical institute.
Building Construction Complete
Chapman Building, the first location of the Geophysical Institute
Using $975,000 of federally appropriated funding, construction of the new Geophysical Institute building is complete.
Since it was established by an Act of Congress in 1946, scientists at the Geophysical Institute have studied geophysical processes from the center of the Earth to the surface of the sun and beyond, turning data and observations into information useful for state, Arctic and national priorities.
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The GI is located on the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus.
2156 Koyukuk Drive
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775
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