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Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, 1973-1980

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Data setPre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, 1973-1980
Release date2016-11-29
ProjectArctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
Time Period1973-01-01 to 1980-12-31


This data set provides environmental, soil, and vegetation data collected between 1973 and 1980 from 89 study plots in the Prudhoe Bay region of Alaska. Data includes the baseline plot information for vegetation, soils, and site factors for study plots subjectively located in 43 plant communities and 4 broad habitat types across the glaciated landscape. Specific attributes include: dominant vegetation, species, and cover; 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 classification, mapping, and analysis of geobotanical factors in the Prudhoe Bay region and across Alaska.


Data set reference document


Walker, D.A. 2016. Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, 1973-1980. 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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Companion Files

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  • Prudhoe_Bay_dwalker1985_Report.pdf
  • Prudhoe_Bay_Veg_Plots.pdf
  • Prudhoe_Bay_Plot_Photos.pdf
  • Prudhoe_Bay_Veg_Plots_Fig1.png
  • Prudhoe_Bay_Env_Legend.pdf

Data Files

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Prudhoe_Bay_Environmental_Data.csv 65.3 KB 1973-01-01 - 1980-12-31
Prudhoe_Bay_Soil_Data.csv 9.0 KB 1973-01-01 - 1980-12-31
Prudhoe_Bay_Species_Data.csv 68.6 KB 1973-01-01 - 1980-12-31

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