University of Alaska Fairbanks
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About the data available in this tool

Data used in this tool includes inputs and outputs from the Integrated Ecosystem Management (IEM) project, which originally sought to couple several models: the Terrestrial Ecosystem Model (TEM), the Geophysical Institute Permafrost Lab (GIPL) model, and ALFRESCO, a stochastic wildfire and landscape model.

Data available through this tool are subject to the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

What datasets are shown in this tool?

Temperature & Precipitation




Elevation data is derived from the ASTER GDEM 30–meter digital elevation product. Elevation data for points is averaged across a 1km square, and elevation for areas is averaged across the entire area.


This tool doesn’t offer the full range of data produced for the IEM project. If you are looking for models or scenarios not present on this site, you can download source data.

Note that the precision of the data shown in this tool depends on the grid resolution (pixel size) of the underlying dataset. Temperature and precipitation products are at 2km resolution, the GIPL outputs are 4km and ALFRESCO outputs are at 1km resolution.

What places are available in this tool?

The highlighted area on the map shows the full domain of the IEM research project. Within this area, this tool has a variety of places which can be chosen for reports:

  • communities,
  • watersheds/hydrological units at the HU-8 level (subbasin), searchable by name or HUC code (“Middle Copper River” or “HUC 19020102”, for example),
  • protected areas such as National Parks, National Forests, Wilderness Areas, National Wildlife Refuges, State Parks and more, searchable by name and agency (NPS, USFS, etc),
  • Alaska Native Corporation geographic boundaries
  • Alaska Fire Management Units
  • Ethnolinguistic regions of Alaska
  • Alaska Climate Divisions
  • First Nation Traditional Territories of the Yukon
  • Alaska Game Management Units (GMUs), e.g. GMU19a, etc.

Data API access

All the data used in this web tool may be accessed directly via an API. Documentation, examples, and links to source datasets are provided on the API site.

Visit the Data API

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