Overview of SNAP Modeling Methods

How we do what we do

We start with a curated set of data that model climate and ecosystem interactions. Then we generate locally relevant data and project possible environmental conditions for Alaska under different climate scenarios. Our models describe possible futures under sets of assumptions known as scenarios. They help manage uncertainty when planning for the future. 

We make projections, not predictions. Our model projections describe what may happen under the influence of assumptions such as higher temperatures or increases in wildfire.

An illustration of SNAP's data and ecosystem modeling efforts and links to more in-depth information.