Imiq Data Portal
The Imiq Data Portal provides access to the Imiq Hydroclimate Database—a central repository containing hydrology and climate-related data in Alaska and nearby regions built by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The word imiq means "freshwater" in the Inupiat language of Northern Alaska.
The hydroclimate database was built to enable data integration across sources, as well as to support program planning and observational network design. The Imiq Data Portal provides a snapshot of available hydroclimate data: a map-based view shows where, what, and when data have been obtained. Users can submit a custom data query, specifying variable of interest, geographic bounds, and time step. Imiq will aggregate and export data records from multiple sources in a common format, with full metadata records that provide information about the source data.
The Imiq Hydroclimate Database houses hydrologic, climatologic, and soils data collected in Alaska and Western Canada from the early 1900s to the present. This database unifies and preserves numerous data collections that have, until now, been stored in field notebooks, on desktop computers, and in disparate databases. Synthesizing and analyzing the large-scale hydroclimate characteristics of this important climatic region is now easier with this searchable database. The database is largely the result of a multi-year data rescue project, bringing together these scarce and scattered data sets.