Data Set Overview
|Data set||Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots, Frost Boil Sites, North Slope, Alaska, 2000-2006|
|Project||Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment|
|Time Period||2000-08-16 to 2006-07-30|
This data set describes the environment, soil, and vegetation on nonsorted circles and earth hummocks at seven study sites along a N-S-transect from the Arctic Ocean to the Arctic Foothills based on data collected from 2000 to 2006. The study sites are located along the Dalton Highway, beginning in Prudhoe Bay, on the North Slope of Alaska. These frost-boil features are important landscape components of the arctic tundra. Data include the baseline plot information for vegetation, soils, and site factors for 117 study plots subjectively located in areas of homogeneous, representative vegetation on frost-heave features surrounding stable tundra. Nine community types were identified in three bioclimate subzones. Vegetation was classified according to the Braun-Blanquet system.
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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 Size||Dates|
|Frost_Boils_Environmental_Data.csv||72.1 KB||2000-08-16 - 2006-07-30|
|Frost_Boils_Soils_Data.csv||8.7 KB||2000-08-16 - 2006-07-30|
|Frost_Boils_Species_Data.csv||123.7 KB||2000-08-16 - 2006-07-30|
|Frost_Boils_Spectral_Biomass_Data.csv||9.7 KB||2000-08-16 - 2006-07-30|
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