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    Break Up: a Beautiful and Ugly Time in Alaska

    We’re having break up (also spelled breakup or break-up) right now. That is the time of year when all the snow and ice melts–sometimes over a period of a few weeks, sometimes agonizingly slowly, depending on the temperatures and precipitation.…

  • Ice out on Yukon River 2 Pilot Station Alaska by Mark Dornblaser U.S. Geological Survey mmdornbl@usgs.gov
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    It’s Break Up Time in Alaska!

    A few days ago, the outside temperature was just above freezing. I basked in the warmth of the sun heating up the interior of my car as I drove across town. As I turned into the right lane, my wheels…