IMIQ: Hydro/Climate Data Rescue, Standardization and Distribution

The Imiq database is now available at a new website (see below).

The density of weather and hydrology observation sites in Alaska, and especially on the North Slope, is orders of magnitude less than in other parts of the U.S.. This makes it difficult to document trends and develop accurate predictive models. The historical information that does exist was scattered among many entities and varied in collection methodology and data format. This multi-year data rescue effort compiled these datasets and placed them in a standardized database that is available online. Data values were normalized to allow comparison. There are 10 summary products that were created from the historical datasets:

Average air temperature (at 2m)

Average relative humidity (at 2m)

Accumulated precipitation

Accumulated snow depth

Snow water equivalent

Wind direction

Wind speed

Water temperature

Water discharge

Access to the Imiq database is provided by AXIOM/AOOS at the website listed below. Database documentation is provided in the project final report available below and also at the AXIOM website.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
ISO Topics climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Primary Contact Jennifer Delamere (
Primary Organization Water and Environmental Research Center - UAF
Funding Organizations North Slope Science Initiative, Arctic Landscape Conservation Cooperative, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Other Organizations UAF- Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA), AXIOM Data Science
Organization Types Academic, Federal, Industry and Consultants
Geo-keywords Alaska
Start Date 2010-07-01
Created June 1, 2017, 10:33 (AKDT)
Last Updated January 17, 2023, 16:41 (AKST)