Real-Time Monitors

The following real-time monitoring tools display photos and data that are collected and uploaded automatically. Bookmark this page for quick access to recent developments in Alaska and the Arctic.

 

Poker Flat Research Range Super-Site 360° Cameras

The Poker Flat Research Range Super-Site 360° cameras capture images of both the sky and the ground at Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR), located about 30 miles north of Fairbanks. The sky camera is updated every 15 minutes. The ground camera is updated every 3 hours. These cameras are maintained and operated by JAMSTEC-IARC Collaboration Study (JICS).

Poker Flat Research Range Super-Site Data Charts

The Poker Flat Research Range Super-Site data charts provide a variety of real-time data, including air temperature, soil temperature, dew point, humidity, wind speed, snow depth, precipitation, pressure, and more. Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR) is located about 30 miles north of Fairbanks. These charts are maintained and operated by JAMSTEC-IARC Collaboration Study (JICS).

UAF North Campus Site Data Charts

The UAF North Campus Site data charts provide a variety of real-time data, including air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, wind direction, etc. This observation site is located about 900 feet east of Smith Lake in the North Campus of UAF. It is funded by JAXA and IARC.

Arctic Sea Ice Concentration Monitor

The Arctic sea ice concentration monitor, provided by the IARC-JAXA Information System (IJIS), captures daily snapshots of sea ice in the Arctic.  Images are captured by the SSM/I.  Choose a date to compare sea ice images between different seasons or different years.

Alaska Wild Fire Monitor

The Alaska wild fire monitor , provided by the IARC-JAXA Information System (IJIS), presents a daily view of the locations and recency of wild fires across Alaska.  More detailed views are available for the Fairbanks and Anchorage regions of Alaska.  Use the animation tool to view wild fires across a custom data range.  The data are collected by NASA’s MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer), an optical sensor aboard Terra and Aqua satellites. A chart comparing accumulated burned area data to previous years is also available.

Seward Peninsula Weather Stations

The Seward Peninsula Weather Stations data portal provides current and historical data of various weather and hydrology sites in the Bering Strait region. Data includes temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, and more. Historical data for some sites are available as comma separated files. These stations and portal are funded by UA-EPSCoR and JAMSTEC.

NGEE Barrow Cameras

The NGEE Barrow Cameras capture images of seasonal snowpack transitions. The images are updated every 30 minutes. Images from each of the two cameras can also be viewed as time-lapse movies: Camera 1 Time-Lapse, Camera 2 Time-Lapse. These cameras are located in Barrow, approximately 320 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and are maintained and operated by the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) (funded by DOE).

NGEE Barrow Data Charts

The NGEE Barrow data charts provide a variety of real-time data, including air and soil temperatures, for three sites that are very close to one another on different types of polygonal ground: Site A, Site B, Site C. These observation sites are located in Barrow, approximately 320 miles north of the Arctic Circle, and are maintained and operated by the Next Generation Ecosystem Experiments (NGEE) (funded by DOE).

Daisetsu Mountains Data Monitors

The Daisetsu Mountains Data Monitors provide a variety of real-time data, including air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and direction, rainfall. This observation site is located around the center of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. The Daisetsu range is also home to the island’s highest mountain, Mt. Asahi (2,291 m). The monitors are funded by Hokkaido University, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and public scientific funding agencies (Asahi Breweries Foundation, Japan Science Society, Northern Advancement Center for Science & Technology).