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). Most of the climatological data available for Alaska have been accumulated in Fairbanks and by the state climatologist in Anchorage at the Alaska State Climate Center. Our center, the Alaska Climate Research Center, archives digital climate records, develops climate statistics, and writes monthly weather summaries, which are published in several newspapers around the state and Weatherwise magazine. Our services are provided free of charge if the request is for a small amount of data. We also conduct research on a number of high latitude meteorological & climatological topics and provide useful links for related data.

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 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 336 IARC 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 webmaster (at) akclimate.org
P.O. Box 757320
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7320



Martin Stuefer, Director and Associate Research Professor

Gerd Wendler, Professor Emeritus

Jason Grimes, Research Technician

Telayna Gordon, Research Technician