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Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Happy Valley, Alaska, 1994

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Data setPre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Happy Valley, Alaska, 1994
Release date2016-11-30
ProjectArctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
Time Period1994-07-18


This data set provides environmental, soil, and vegetation data collected in July 1994 from 56 study plots at the Happy Valley research site, located along the Sagavanirktok River in a glaciated valley of the northern Arctic Foothills of the Brooks Range. Data includes the baseline plot information for vegetation, soils, and site factors for the study plots subjectively located in 17 plant communities that occur in 5 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 geo-botanical factors in the Happy Valley region and across Alaska.


Data set reference document


Walker, D.A. 2016. Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Happy Valley, Alaska, 1994. 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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  • Happy_Valley_Veg_Plots_Fig1.png
  • Happy_Valley_Veg_Plots.pdf
  • Happy_Valley_Env_Legend.pdf
  • Happy_Valley_Plot_Photos.pdf
  • Happy_Valley_Veg_Plots_Report_Walker_1997.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Happy_Valley_Environmental_Data.csv 52.8 KB 1994-07-18 - 1994-07-31
Happy_Valley_Soil_Data.csv 28.0 KB 1994-07-18 - 1994-07-31
Happy_Valley_Species_Data.csv 54.2 KB 1994-07-18 - 1994-07-31

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