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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, as well as in disparate databases. Synthesizing and analyzing the large-scale hydroclimate characteristics of this important climatic region have been made easier with this searchable database.
The Imiq Data Portal provides public access to portions of the Imiq Hydroclimate Database through a simple web interface with search and visualization options. Data and metadata are easily downloaded in a common file format and have been normalized into common units. The Imiq Data Portal has been designed to meet the needs of land stewards, resource managers, and scientific researchers.
Since its inception, Imiq has been used for the following applications:
The developers of Imiq are eager to add datasets to the database. If resources are limited at the time of contribution, these data and metadata will be stored in a queue. Please use contact information on this website for assistance.
Please cite both the data originator and the Imiq Data Portal. In many cases data may be changed from their original units or averaged across time periods. The metadata pertaining to the originator will be downloaded with the data. The Imiq Data Portal should be cited as:
Cherry, Jessica, Amy Jacobs, Tom Heinrichs, Will Fisher, Jennifer Delamere, Cheryl Haase, Philip Martin, Josh Bradley, Jennifer Jenkins, Jess Grunblatt, Greg Balogh. Imiq Hydroclimate Database at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. http://arcticlcc.org/projects/imiq/, accessed on [Date accessed].
Based on funding availability, future capabilities will include features such as: