The Hazards of an Incomplete Understanding


Back in 1982, the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys published a nice little pamphlet titled Geologic Hazards of the Fairbanks Area. Over the course of a little over 100 pages, the pamphlet assesses geologic risks associated with things like permafrost, erosion, landslides and earthquakes. As a 55-year resident of Fairbanks, WC has seen examples of…