University of Alaska Fairbanks    |    Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning

Arctic Environmental and Engineering Data and Design Support System

Statewide Climate Overview Maps

  • Use these maps to see Alaska-wide overview of some climate-related environmental variables. These maps aren’t interactive.
  • To see all available data for a point, return to the home page and select a community or point at the bottom of the page.
  • Scroll down to see maps of precipitation, permafrost, temperature, and temperature indices such as freezing degree days.

Precipitation

Total annual precipitation, modeled baseline
1980–2009, CRU TS 4.0
Total annual precipitation, projected
2040–2069, NCAR CCSM4, RCP 8.5
Total annual snowfall, modeled baseline
1910–1919, CRU TS 3.1
Total annual snowfall, projected
2090–2099, NCAR CCSM4, RCP 8.5
Wet days per year, modeled baseline
1980–2017, Daymet
Wet days per year, projected
2040–2069, NCAR CCSM4, RCP 8.5

Permafrost

Permafrost extent
Jorgenson et al., 2008
Ground ice volume
Jorgenson et al., 2008
Permafrost extent
Obu et al., 2018
Mean annual ground temperature at top of permafrost
2000–2016, Obu et al., 2018
Mean annual ground temperature at 1m
2021–2050, 5-Model Average, RCP 8.5, GIPL model
Mean annual ground temperature at 1m
2071–2100, 5-Model Average, RCP 8.5, GIPL model

Temperature

Mean annual temperature, modeled baseline
1980–2009, CRU TS
Mean annual temperature, projected
2040–2069, NCAR CCSM4, RCP 8.5