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ABoVE: Study Domain and Standard Reference Grids, Version 2


DatasetABoVE: Study Domain and Standard Reference Grids, Version 2
Release date2017-11-29
Time period2014-01-01 to 2021-12-31

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Downloads182017-11-152017-12-1551 total files downloaded


The Arctic - Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) has developed two standardized spatial data products to expedite coordination of research activities and to facilitate data interoperability. The ABoVE Study Domain encompasses the Arctic and boreal regions of Alaska, USA, and the western provinces of Canada, North America. Core and Extended study regions have been designated within this Domain and are provided in both a vector representation (Shapefile) and a raster representation (GeoTIFF at 1,000-meter spatial resolution). A standard Reference Grid System has been developed to cover the entire Study Domain and also extends to the eastern portion of North America. This Reference Grid is provided as nested polygon grids at scales of 240, 30, and 5 meter spatial resolution. The 5 meter grid is new in Version 2. Note that the designated standard projection for the all ABoVE products is the Canadian Albers Equal Area projection.

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Loboda, T.V., E.E. Hoy, and M.L. Carroll. 2017. ABoVE: Study Domain and Standard Reference Grids, Version 2. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDatesLatitudeLongitude 1.0MB 2014-01-01 to 2021-12-31 82.48N to 34.06N16.79W to 177.47W
ABoVE_Study_Domain.tif 448.5KB 2014-01-01 to 2021-12-31 80.14N to 39.41N66.93W to 176.12W 557.3KB 2014-01-01 to 2021-12-31 81.61N to 39.42N66.92W to 176.12W

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Version History

VersionDataset TitlePublished
1ABoVE: Study Domain and Standard Reference Grids2017-01-12
2ABoVE: Study Domain and Standard Reference Grids, Version 22017-11-29