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).

Cameras | Data


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.

Sky Camera


Image last updated:
8:30 PM, September 27, 2017 (AKDT)
4:30 AM, September 28, 2017 (UTC)

Ground Camera


Image last updated:
7:00 AM, October 8, 2017 (AKDT)
3:00 PM, October 8, 2017 (UTC)