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Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Arrigetch Peaks, Alaska, 1978-1981

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Data setPre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Arrigetch Peaks, Alaska, 1978-1981
Release date2017-02-28
ProjectArctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
Time Period1978-01-01 to 1981-04-30


This data set provides environmental and vegetation data collected between 1978 and 1981 from 439 study plots at Arrigetch Peaks research site, located in the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in the Endicott Mountains of the central Brooks Range, Alaska. Plots varied between 1 and 50 square meters in size and were located in 13 broad habitat types across the glaciated landscape. Environmental data include aspect, elevation, and cover of bare soil, rock, soil crust, and litter. Species data are described according to the Braun-Blanquet system. This product brings together for easy reference all the available information collected from the vegetation plots in the Arrigetch Peaks region of Alaska.


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Cooper, D.J. 2016. Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Arrigetch Peaks, Alaska, 1978-1981. 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
Arrigetch_Peaks_Environmental_Data.csv 178.9 KB 1978-01-01 - 1981-04-30
Arrigetch_Peaks_Species_Data.csv 403.7 KB 1978-01-01 - 1981-04-30

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