Community Permafrost Data

road warped by thawing permafrost

How vulnerable is your Alaska community to permafrost change?

Explore permafrost risks and hazards for 187 Alaska communities within the categories of massive ice, thaw susceptibility, existing infrastructure, permafrost occurrence, and temperature.

View a map showing the intensity of each category statewide. Then choose one or more communities for comparisons. Permafrost variables and values are explained.

For example, you can compare severities of Thaw Susceptibility for Nenana and Akiachak, and view the results in graphical and table form.

Graph downloads available.

Explore permafrost conditions in your community

Tool Details

Created by:

  • Scenarios Network for Alaska + Arctic Planning (SNAP)


  • International Arctic Research Center (IARC)

Funded by:

  • Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center (AK CASC)
  • Denali Commission