In 2009, the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) and JAMSTEC agreed to build a super-site tower or research plot. The purpose of the project is to conduct interdisciplinary research on land surface hydrology, gas and vapor fluxes, and refinements of these processes in large-scale global climate models (GCMs). After evaluating several potential site locations, the floodplain at Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR) was selected.
These monitors are operated under the JAMSTEC-IARC Collaboration Study (JICS) with funding provided by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) under a grant to the International Arctic Research Center (IARC).
Two 360° cameras provide views of the sky and the ground from the Poker Flat Research Range Super-Site. The sky camera image is updated every 15 minutes. The ground camera image is updated every hour. Click the images to see them in full resolution.