Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska

Location: 71.325 N 156.625 W Elevation: 8 masl - 20 masl

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Observatory Operations Contact:
Brian Vasel | brian.vasel@noaa.gov | (303) 497-6655

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Abstract: The Barrow region is host to several federally funded research observatories. The village of Barrow has earned the distinction of being the farthest north population center in the United States. The surrounding terrain is tundra, housing numerous melt lakes in the summer, which freeze over during the winter months.

Governing Institute
U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. National Science Foundation

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