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Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots, Willow Communities, North Slope, Alaska, 1997

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Data setPre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots, Willow Communities, North Slope, Alaska, 1997
Release date2017-02-06
ProjectArctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
Time Period1997-07-09


This data set provides environmental, soil, and vegetation data collected in July and August 1997 from 85 study plots in willow shrub communities located along a north-south transect from the Brooks Range to Prudhoe Bay on the North Slope of Alaska. Data includes the baseline plot information for vegetation, soils, and site factors for the study plots subjectively located in three 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 region and across Alaska.


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Schickhoff, U., D.A. Walker, A.L. Breen, and L.A. Druckenmiller. 2017. Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots, Willow Communities, North Slope, Alaska, 1997. 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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  • Willow_Veg_Plots_photos.pdf
  • Willow_Veg_Plots_Fig1.jpg
  • Willow_Veg_Plots.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Willow_Environmental_Data.csv 53.8 KB 1997-07-09 - 1997-08-17
Willow_Soil_Data.csv 7.7 KB 1997-07-09 - 1997-08-17
Willow_Species_Data.csv 55.7 KB 1997-07-09 - 1997-08-17

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