About the Center


The primary mission of this center is to respond to inquiries concerning the meteorology and climatology of Alaska from public, private, and government agencies, and from researchers around the world. The center provides services within the three tiered system (state, regional, and federal). The Alaska Climate Research Center (ACRC) and the Alaska State Climate Center (ASCC) have been established within the University of Alaska System three decades ago. ACRC and the ASCC recently merged as one combined service center within the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF).  The administration and management of the center is under the direction of the state climatologist, Dr. Martin Stuefer. The Alaska Climate Research Center archives digital climate records, develops climate statistics and writes weather summaries for publication in newspapers around Alaska. ACRC conducts research on a number of high-latitude meteorological and climatological topics. The center’s tasks are to improve regional climate information and foster better use of the information in decision-making. 

The Alaska Climate Research Center was established and is funded by the State of Alaska by Title 14, Chapter 40, Section 085. Specific information can be found here. The Center is part of the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.


We are located on the third floor of the Akasofu building, adjacent to the C.T. Elvey building on the West Ridge of the UAF campus. Click here for a map of campus. Stop by room 311 and 323 for a visit from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday Through Friday.

Mailing Address Phone 907-474-6477
Alaska Climate Research Center Fax 907-474-7290
University of Alaska Fairbanks Email uaf-climate@alaska.edu
P.O. Box 757320
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7320



Martin Stuefer, Alaska State Climatologist and Director

Ross Burgener, Research Technician 

Peter Hickman, Technician

Ulyana Horodyskyj, Postdoctoral Researcher

Blake Moore, Research Technician

Carl Schmitt, Assistant Research Professor

Julia Simonson, Postdoctoral Researcher

Telayna Wong, Research Technician

Gerd Wendler, Professor Emeritus


Former Staff:

Lea Hartl, Postdoctoral Researcher

Jason Grimes, Research Technician