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Pre-ABoVE: Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation, Geobotanical, Physiographic Data, 1982-2003

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Data setPre-ABoVE: Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation, Geobotanical, Physiographic Data, 1982-2003
Release date2016-09-28
ProjectArctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
Time Period1982-06-01 to 2010-09-30


This data set provides the spatial distributions of vegetation types, geobotanical characteristics, and physiographic features for the circumpolar Arctic tundra biome for the period 1982-2003. Specific attributes include dominant vegetation, bioclimate subzones, floristic subprovinces, landscape types, lake coverage, Arctic treeline, elevation, and substrate chemistry data. Vegetation indices, trends, and biomass estimate products for the circumpolar Arctic through 2010 are also provided.


Data set reference document


Walker, D.A., and M.K. Raynolds. 2016. Pre-ABoVE: Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation, Geobotanical, Physiographic Data, 1982-2003. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment: The Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) is a NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program field campaign that will take place in Alaska and western Canada between 2016 and 2021. Climate change in the Arctic and Boreal region is unfolding faster than anywhere else on Earth. ABoVE seeks a better understanding of the vulnerability and resilience of ecosystems and society to this changing environment.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
aga_circumpolar_avhrr_biomass_2010.tif 181.2 KB 1982-06-01 - 2010-09-30
aga_circumpolar_avhrr_biomass_trend_1982-2010.tif 109.8 KB 1982-06-01 - 2010-09-30
aga_circumpolar_avhrr_cir_1995.tif 103.3 MB 1993-07-11 - 1995-08-30
aga_circumpolar_avhrr_ndvi_1995.tif 28.7 MB 1982-06-01 - 2010-09-30
aga_circumpolar_avhrr_ndvi_trend_1982-2010.tif 335.8 KB 1982-06-01 - 2010-09-30
aga_circumpolar_avhrr_swi_1982-2003.tif 2.3 MB 1982-06-01 - 2003-09-30 2.5 MB 1982-06-01 - 2003-12-31
aga_circumpolar_elevation.tif 90.1 MB 1982-06-01 - 2010-09-30 7.3 MB 1982-06-01 - 2003-12-31 5.3 MB 1982-06-01 - 2009-12-31 13.4 MB 1982-06-01 - 2003-12-31

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