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Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Nome, Alaska, 1951

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Data setPre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Nome, Alaska, 1951
Release date2017-02-16
ProjectArctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment
Time Period1951-07-30


This data set provides environmental, soil, and vegetation data collected in July and August 1951 from 80 study plots in the Nome River Valley about 10 miles northeast of Nome, Alaska on the Seward Peninsula. Data includes the baseline plot information for vegetation, soils, and site factors for the study plots subjectively located in plant communities that were found to occur in 5 broad habitat types across the glaciated landscape. Specific attributes include: dominant vegetation species and cover, and soil 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 Nome River Valley and across Alaska.


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Hanson, H.C., D.A. Walker, A.L. Breen, and L.A. Druckenmiller. 2017. Pre-ABoVE: Arctic Vegetation Plots at Nome, Alaska, 1951. 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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  • Nome_Veg_Plots_Photos.pdf
  • Nome_Veg_Plots_Fig1.jpg
  • Nome_Veg_Plots.pdf

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates
Nome_Environmental_Data.csv 63.7 KB 1951-07-30 - 1951-08-02
Nome_Soil_Data.csv 22.4 KB 1951-07-30 - 1951-08-02
Nome_Species_Data.csv 18.4 KB 1951-07-30 - 1951-08-02

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