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Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Toolik Lake, Alaska, 1989

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Data setPre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Toolik Lake, Alaska, 1989
Release date2016-09-28
ProjectArctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
Time Period1989-08-01


This data set provides environmental, soil, and vegetation data collected in August 1989 from 81 study plots at the Toolik Lake research site, located in the southern Arctic Foothills of the Brooks Range, Alaska. Data includes the baseline plot information for vegetation, soils, and site factors for the study plots subjectively located in 26 communities and 4 broad habitat types across the glaciated landscape. Specific attributes include: dominant vegetation species, cover, indices, and biomass pools; soil chemistry, physical characteristics, moisture, and organic matter. This product brings together for easy reference all the available information collected from the plots that has been used for the classification, mapping, and analysis of geobotanical factors in the Toolik Lake region and across Alaska.


Data set reference document


Walker, D.A. 2016. Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Toolik Lake, Alaska, 1989. 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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  • Toolik_Lake_Veg_Plots.pdf
  • Toolik_Lake_Veg_Plots_Report_WalkerBarry1991.pdf
  • Toolik_Lake_Veg_Plots_Fig1.png

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Toolik_Lake_Environmental_Data.csv 91.2 KB 1989-08-01 - 1989-08-24
Toolik_Lake_Soil_Data.csv 33.7 KB 1989-08-01 - 1989-08-24
Toolik_Lake_Species_Data.csv 95.5 KB 1989-08-01 - 1989-08-24
Toolik_Lake_Spectral_Biomass_Data.csv 72.4 KB 1989-08-01 - 1989-08-24

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