Prudhoe Bay Research Area

The Natural Ice-Rich Permafrost Observatory (NIRPO) site adds a relatively isolated research area to several existing long-term research sites in the Prudhoe Bay Oilfield. Integrated permafrost, vegetation, soil, trace-gas flux, snow, remote sensing and modeling studies are being conducted along permanent transects and plots in order to develop new knowledge regarding how this ice-rich permafrost landscape formed and how the mainly climate-driven changes at this site compare to the sites that are affected by the cumulative effects of climate- and infrastructure-related changes. Zoom in for more detail.


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The Alaska Geobotany Center is located on the West Ridge of the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus. Our office is located in room 252, on the second floor of the Arctic Health Research Building.

  • Address

    Institute of Arctic Biology
    311 Irving
    P.O. Box 757000
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    United States
  • Phone

    907 / 474-2459
  • Email

    Email AGC